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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.

University of Puerto Rico excelled at NASA conference

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The study: Human Impact to Costal Ecosystems in Puerto Rico presented by a group of students from the University of Puerto Rico stand out from other 250 research projects at the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Conference organized by NASA.

This article was published in Diálogo Digital on May 7, 2015. To read the article visit:

http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/la-upr-sobresale-en-la-nasa/ 

RUM Alumni won the Abertis award

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Alumni of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (RUM) were the winners of the contest Cátedra Abertis in Puerto Rico. The winners were:

Dr. Erika Cristina Jaramillo Giraldo- Methodology to Incorporate Highway Safety into Planning using Generalized Linear Mixed Models

Natalia I. Vázquez Rivera- Statistical Optimization of Pervious Concrete Pavement Containing Fly Ash and Engineered Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Runoff Quality and Quantity Controls.

For more info visit www.catedrasabertis.com.

This article was disseminated by Prensa RUM on April 29, 2015.

 

 

EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Champions

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(New York, N.Y. – April 24, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored five individuals and organizations from across Puerto Rico with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New York City Council's Committee on Environmental Protection, to present the awards to this year’s recipients at a ceremony at the EPA’s offices in Manhattan. An awards ceremony in San Juan will be held at a later date.

Students from University Gardens won NASA challenge

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The specialized school in Math and Sciences University Gardens won the High School division of the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, celebrated this weekend at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center en Huntsville, in Alabama.

The students in the team were Genna Dávila Montero, José Estruche Santos, Yancarlos Maysonet Hernández, Jean A. Pérez Verdejo, Steven Márquez and Rolando Fernández. Over 80 teams from 18 States participated in the challenge.

This article was published in El Nuevo Día on Sunday, April 19, 2015. To read the full article visit the Spanish version of this blog. 

Students from Alpha Zeta Chapter at UPR in Mayagüez received several awards at Regional Convention in Biology

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The Zeta Alpha student chapter at the University or Puerto Rico in Mayagüez (RUM) received several awards at the 62 Regional Convention of the Honor National Society in Biology.

Winners:

Karina N. Ruiz Esteves and Fabio L. Tarazona Tubens, first place in oral presentations

Rocío del M. Saavedra Peña second place in oral presentations

Melanie A. Torres Santana- 1st place in Poster presentations

Lorein Moya Rodríguez- 2nd place in poster presentations

Alberic P. De León Laguna, 3rd place in Poster presentations

The Alpha Zeta student chapter won the Dr. Boyd B. Palmer Award for 2rd year in a row.

UPR Mayagüez won six first places in Engineering Competition in US

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The student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez (RUM) recived 23 awards in 13 events in regionals competitions at the University of Tennessee, in Chatanooga. This is the first time that the ASCE chapter at RUM recieved awards in each category and the first time to win that many awards.

They won in every category

 

Winners of Mathcounts local competition in Puerto Rico

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This press release was written by the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Author: Margie Alvarez

San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 25, 2015 – MATHCOUNTS® competition announced this year winners.

Winners schools by teams:

-          1st Colegio Católico Notre Dame

-          2th Antilles Middle School

-          3rd Tasis – Dorado

-          4th Colegio San Ignacio

Students winners at individual level:

- 1st Miguel Tulla Colegio Católico Notre Dame

- 2nd Milton Santiago, Antilles Middle School

- 3rd Nico Prokauer, Antilles Middle School

- 4th Ángel Gómez, Colegio Católico Notre Dame

 

*These students will represent Puerto Rico in the National Competition in Boston during May. 

Biology Chapter at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez received several awards

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This article was originally published by Idem Osorio De Jesús (idem.osorio@upr.edu) at PRENSA RUM on Friday, March 27th, 215. 

The Biology Chapter Zeta Alpha at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez received several awards at the 62 Regional (Caribbean) Convention of the National Honor Biology Society. Several members of the chapter received awards and the Chapter recieved the award Dr. Boyd B. Palmer, as the best chapter of the Caribbean region.

Awardees:
Karina N. Ruiz Esteves and Fabio L. Tarazona Tubens- 1st place for oral presentations

Rocío del M. Saavedra Peña- 2nd place for oral presentation

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El Instituto Internacional de Dasonomía Tropical presenta el Atlas del Bosque Nacional El Yunque

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El proyecto colaborativo contiene más de 30 mapas y 57 estudios científicos

San Juan, P.R. (Martes, 5 de junio de 2018) — El Instituto Internacional de Dasonomía Tropical (IITF, por sus siglas en inglés), adscrito al Servicio Forestal federal, presentó hoy el Atlas del Bosque Nacional El Yunque que contiene información, datos científicos y mapas de este importante hábitat natural de Puerto Rico, informó el director Dr. Ariel Lugo.

Parallel18 startups sell $14 million after acceleration

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SAN JUAN – The $2.4 million that the Government of Puerto Rico, via the Science, Technology & Research Trust (PRST), invested in 60 startup companies has begun to show results.

The first two generations of startups that went through Puerto Rico-based accelerator Parallel18 (P18) achieved, between April 2016 and April 2017, global sales of $13.99 million, of which $7.99 million was generated on the island.

CHASING THE MYSTERY BEHIND BIOLUMINESCENCE IN PUERTO RICO

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UMCES faculty, Lora Harris and Jamie Pierson, and graduate student Juan Alvarez-Rosario join the Centro TORTUGA students for a group photo at the end of their May field study. 

The government will overhaul the Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust

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