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Prof. Arturo J. Hernández Maldonado is to receive the Professional Achievement Award conferred by the Great Minds in STEM (GMiS™) organization

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Prof. Arturo J. Hernández Maldonado, co-director of the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez’ Nanotechnology Center is to receive the 2016 GMiS™ Professional Achievement Award during the national meeting of this organization to be held in October of this year in Anaheim, CA. He is a faculty member of the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and one of the most productive and successful researchers of the University of Puerto Rico. He has been recognized several times by the institution for his accomplishments and despite his impressive résumé, he has not disregarded his commitment to students. 

Rock Solid: 15 years of collegial commitment

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The Puerto Rican company, Rock Solid Technologies, Inc. has been compensating the effort and dedication of college students for 15 years. On this ocasion, they provided a scholarship and a summer job opportunity to three students from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.

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Professor from UPRM receives Paul Erdös Award 2016

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Doctor Luis F. Cáceres Duque, Professor from the Mathematical Science Department at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus, received the Paul Erdös Award at the Univesity of Hamburg in Germany on July 30, 2016. This prestigious award is given by the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions for those who have played a significant role in the development of mathematical challenges in the 20th century. 

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Student from UPR-Mayaguez wins first place in poster competition at Annual Conference in California

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By: Adelaida Rivera 

Andres F. Calle Hoyos, a graduate student from the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, won first place in the poster competition during the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Annual Conference & Expo 2016 held in Anaheim, California during May 21-24, 2016.

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UPR Student receives leadership award from the American Chemical Society

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This opportunity will expose a selected group of international doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows to professional development opportunities. The participants will visit the SciFinder Central Offices in Columbus, OH where they will experience behind the scenes access to how scientists and SciFinder tecnologists organize, analize and share information to drive future discoveries. 

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14 High School students graduate from project seed

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During this summer fourteen talented high school students are participating in summer resarch through Project Seed, an initiative sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS). This program takes place at the Faculty of Natural Sciences in the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.

For the full press release, please refer to the spanish version of this site.


A pilgrimage through Puerto Rican Science

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To be in a cold, inhospitable climate, with your colleagues telling you stories of people disappearing under the snow in winter storms makes anyone second guess his decision to leave the beaches of my homeland for the cold winters of Boston.

After moving to that inspiring and musical city, somehow I learned of an initiative called Ciencia Puerto Rico, and they  had created a website. I thought: "More boricua nerds, good! What a great idea!" So I went to the site, created a profile and invited all my friends from the Chemistry Department at UPR-Mayaguez to join.

Medicine in India: experiences of a Puerto Rican in the subcontinent

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Learning about a style of medicine with its roots in nature and the adaptability of the human body was one factor that influenced my decision to make an expedition to the Indian subcontinent in order to pursue my development as a healthcare professional.

I’m currently a student of allopathic medicine (American practice) and have been a patient of this paradigm in healthcare methodology for the last 21 years.  But I have always been curious about healthcare systems in other parts of the world.  How do cultural and geographical variations affect the doctor-patient relationship? And what about countries with fewer resources and availability of doctors, how do they endure and overcome those challenges?


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

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Maricelis Rivera Santos

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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indy Burgos Alvarado

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.


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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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