Scientists in Service of Puerto Rico

Scientists in Service facilitates the participation of professionals and advanced students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (also called STEM disciplines) in the improvement of science education in Puerto Rico through visits to schools to offer a talk or scientific demonstration.
Scientists in Service online is a virtual version of Scientists in Service that allows STEM experts to carry out talks or live demonstrations through the Zoom video-webinar platform and in this way connect with students, no matter their geographical location. To ensure wide access to the largest number of students, the talks are shared through Facebook Live simultaneously and are recorded and archived on You Tube for continuous use.
Want to give a talk in Spanish? Fill the interest form

Talks 2020 and 2021 (Spanish)

  • Inform students and teachers about the scientific work carried out by STEM professionals
  • Motivate students for scientific issues and/or pursue careers in STEM
  • Provide an expert resource for Puerto Rico science teachers
  • Provide a communication space for STEM professionals with an interest in impacting students in Puerto Rico

Requirements to participate:

STEM experts*

  • Fill out the Interest Form. Filling out the interest application will NOT guarantee that a visit will be assigned. Visits will be assigned according to the school's need and availability. 
  • Comply with the profile of the Scientists for Service
    • Expertise:
      - STEM professionals (from public, academic, or private sectors) with an advanced degree in a STEM discipline
      - Graduate students in a STEM discipline
      - Undergraduate students with at least 2-3 years of undergraduate research
    • Knowledge in STEM and/or advance research experiences*
    • Possess good oral communication skills
    • Have an interest in impacting students at Puerto Rican schools 
  • Submit a resumé or CV
  • Submit a Certificate of Good Conduct of Puerto Rico (current, and ONLY for confirmed in-person visits)
  • Be willing to:
    • Follow the protocol of visits to schools according to the visit guide
    • Complete forms / surveys required by the program

*Participating STEM professionals will receive a certificate from Ciencia la Servicio and the results of the student's assessment 


  • Educators can register their student group (s) and receive a confirmation with a link to share. Currently, the registry is closed. Pending the announcement of future talks.
  • The information of each talk (topic, STEM professional, dates and times) are announced through this portal and our social networks, newsletters and media.


Resources for Scientists in Service

Here you will find some of the resources shared with the participants of the Scientists at Service project (in Spanish).



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