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Michelle Obama recognizes RUM professor

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Dr. Sonia Bartolomei Suárez, Industrial Engineering professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, was recognized by Michelle Obama for her work encouraging and helping students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

This article was published in Diálogo Digital on October 10th, 2015. To read the original article visit:

http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/michelle-obama-otorga-reconocimiento-a-catedratica-del-rum/

Five Puerto Rican Engineers Recognized as Luminaries in STEM at HENAAC

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At least four talented Puerto Ricans will be recognized as luminaries in STEM at the HENAAC Conference (Great Minds in STEM) in Pasadena, California. These four Puerto Rican engineers are part of a group of 19 engineers that will be recognized by their work. The four Puerto Rican engineers are:

Adriana Santos – Alumna from UPR, Mayagüez in 2012

Paloma Díaz Candelas – Alumna from UPR, Mayagüez in 2011

Charles Parkhurst – Alumn from UPR, Mayagüez

Fernando Rosario – Alumn from Purdue

Marvi Matos _ Alumna, UPR Mayagüez and Carnegie Mellon

Biology professor at UPR receives Fulbright Fellowship to study in Poland

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Dr. Luis A. Ríos Hernández, professor of Biology at UPR in Mayagüez received Fulbright Fellowship to study in Poland.

 

 

This article was published in El Nuevo Día, on Sunday, August 23, 2015. To read the origianl article visit: 

 

http://www.elnuevodia.com/ciencia/ciencia/nota/catedraticodelrumrecibebecafulbrightparainvestigarenpolonia-2090025/

Natural Sciences alumni received fellowships and distinctions

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Several students at the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Río Piedras received fellowships and distinctions. 

This article was originally published in Diálogo Digital, on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015. To read the original article visit:  

http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/alumnos-de-ciencias-naturales-reciben-becas-y-distinciones/ 

Borinqueñas for a knowledge economy

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On November 2014, on the first anniversary of the blog Borinqueña, Dr. Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, its founder, stated the following regarding the strength of Puerto Rico’s women scientists and engineers: “If we had to bet on science and technology to find solutions to our greatest challenges and to promote the growth of our economy, then our country is proudly in the hands of its women…”

Looking at Science and Technology through the eyes of Design

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History clearly tells us that science, technology, engineering and mathematics have constantly crossed their paths with art and design. Let’s think about Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th century, most of his projects showed an equal application of technical and artistic knowledge. After centuries, during which governments addressed their attention to the arts (e.g. kings and popes supporting Michelangelo), the Industrial Revolution, started at the end of the 18th century, moved the attention toward technical disciplines as main tools for economic growth. Therefore, the acronym STEM was coined to refer to four principal disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

A Celebration of Women in Science: Part One

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This month, countries around the world celebrate the contributions of women—to our history, our heritage and, each day, to all factions of society. Although women have made many contributions to science, mathematics, engineering and technology, their achievements, sadly, have been often left out of the history books, as evidenced by the incredible recent discovery of Puerto Rican botanist Ana Roque de Duprey. This month we want to give voice to the stories of female scientists who inspire us: those who have left a legacy, as well as those who are currently working for the advancement of science. 

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New awards seeks to promote innovation

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The Puerto Rico Information Technology Cluster (PRITC) opened the period for nominations for the PRITC Innovation Awards, which seek to recognize individuals, products and organizations that are distinguished in the informatics technology industry in Puerto Rico.

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Parallel18 startups raise investment to expand operations in Puerto Rico

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Brands of, Timokids y Be Better Hotels secured investments for $675,000 from private equity firms and the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust

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Parallel18 Reveals Results in First Economic Impact Report

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Parallel18 (P18), the global startup accelerator that operates as part of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company and Department of Economic Development and Commerce, and that seeks to attract and create high impact startups companies that can scale from Puerto Rico to the world, revealed excellent results in its first economic impact report.

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Young entrepreneurs create an app to find healthy food

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Pablo Antonio Ramírez

Three young entrepreneurs created Lunchera.co, a digital platform where users can order and pay for take out from their phone, tablet or computer. Their focus is on establishments that provide healthy food options. 

You can read the full version of this article in Spanish by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

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