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Science will not thank you: volunteer anecdote

Reyna I. Martínez De Luna's picture

“Doing science” is to generate knowledge. The process of generating knowledge does not involve any feelings nor does it allow you to know if your findings have any value or not.

This is because science is a human and social process.  The people who give value to the new knowledge generated are the scientists themselves who are people just like you and me.

SEDS UPRM Observation & Planetarium Night

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     Early sky watchers used to enjoy and monitor our sky for celestial objects and phenomena, even with their lack of sophisticated instruments. Somehow, they managed to understand and develop the ideas that would set the basis for modern astronomy. Nowadays, when the concepts “space,” “astronauts,” or even “NASA” are used the first thoughts coming to mind may be those related to science, engineering, or technology. Yet, the truth is that the study of space is much more than just traditional subjects like Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); it entails achieving new and innovative ways of thinking about our universe, thus leading to a new and an avant-garde way of perceiving all of our surroundings.

Joseph Barnes: from Ciales to MD Anderson

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Joseph Barnes is currently pursuing his MdPhD at the Medical Sciences Campus at the University ofr Puerto Rico.

By: Alondra M Abrams

To read the original article visit: http://dialogoupr.com/joseph-barnes-de-ciales-md-anderson/

A dream within a dream

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I've had all kinds of dreams when I sleep. Some are very long and strange but others are just funny. Those dreams while I sleep have always been a mystery to me, but are not part of my favorite moments. Daydreaming is what I really enjoy. I like to imagine how things would be if I do something to make them happen. They say, " It costs nothing to dream". I add that "to achieve your dreams is worth everything."

Improved management of Zika virus in Puerto Rico through health literacy

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Health literacy refers to the capacity of an individual to obtain, process, and understand basic information regarding their health in order to make the most appropriate health-related decisions. This knowledge may define the individual’s concerns about preventive measures, treatment outcomes, relevant costs, or any other related issue.

The spread of the Zika virus and its consequences are a clear example of how, in some cases, the lack of literacy can define how we deal with these situations.  Examples that influence the decision-making capacity include but are not limited to the lack of information and educational tools and misinformation being communicated by unreliable sources.

Community outreach and science policy: a vision

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As part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of Ciencia Puerto Rico, we have been collecting stories from our volunteers to celebrate them and the work they do while also sharing with you the team's future vision for CienciaPR.

We want to remind you that the crowdfunding campaign #ConCienciaPR is still active! If you haven’t had the chance yet, please help us continue with our science education and promotion initiatives.  Please visit bit.ly/ConCienciaPR to make your donation. Thanks!

Today, we share the story of Uldaeliz Trujillo Rodriguez of San Juan, who has been a volunteer for CienciaPR for 3 years.   

Science communication through social media

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As part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of Ciencia Puerto Rico, we have been collecting stories from our volunteers to celebrate them and the work they do while also sharing with you the team's vision for CienciaPR’s future.  We want to remind you that the crowdfunding campaign #ConCienciaPR is still active! If you haven’t had the chance yet, please help us continue with our science education and promotion initiatives.  Please visit bit.ly/ConCienciaPR to make your donation. Thanks!

Today, we share the story of Elvin Estrada of Peñuelas, who has been a volunteer for CienciaPR for almost 3 years.

Passion for education and the extended family of CienciaPR

Yaihara Fortis Santiago's picture

During my PhD, I really missed being close to my family in Orocovis and interacting with other Puerto Ricans that also wanted to contribute ideas to the scientific development of the island. I wasn’t sure where to start so I decided to invite Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos, a professor at Yale University, to offer a seminar to students and professors of my program at Brandeis University. Daniel agreed, and without realizing it, I got involved in one of the most rewarding projects of my professional life.

Puerto Rican Scientist at Yale receives HHMI award

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Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos recieved an award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). He was one of 84 scientists to receive the award from a pool of 1400 candidates.

 

By: Rebecca Banuchi

To read the original article visit, El Nuevo Día at:  http://www.elnuevodia.com/ciencia/ciencia/nota/cientificoboricuarecibeim...

Puerto Rican Student recieved award at EPA Symposium

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Luis González (Universidad del Turabo) recieved 2nd place at the 2nd International Environmental Youth Symposium of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in Atlanta, GA. The project name was Estimating Evapotranspiration using Pyranometer Sensor Data and Satellite Data.

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Relay for life event will be celebrated at the Central American Stadium track

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(Mayagüez, Puerto Rico) - The American Society against Cancer of Puerto rico announced that the event Relay for Life of Mayaguez, will be held in the Centro American Stadium José Antonio Figueroa Freyre, on Saturday, April 29 starting at 2:00 pm.

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Conference on discoveries in the search for extraterrestrial life

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El Nuevo Dia

The Polytechnic university and the Caribbean Astronomy Society will host a conference to discuss solar eclipses and discoveries that have implication on the search for extraterrestrial life. The event will take place on Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 pm at the Polytechnic University. 

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Arecibo observatory captures images of giant asteroid

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El Nuevo Dia

Using the radio-telescope with the most powerful transmission capacity on the planet, astronomers at the Arecibo Observatory, captured radar images of the 2014 JO25 asteroid. Studies performed at the Arecibo Observatory revealed that this asteroid, considered potentially dangerous due to its size and occasional proximity to earth, is two times the previously estimated size. 

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Arecibo Observatory affiliated to Smithsonian

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El Nuevo Dia

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, the Science and Visitor Center at the Arecibo Observatory will host a ceremony to announce their new status as a museum affiliated to the Smithsonian. The event will take place on Thursday, April 20 at 10:00 am in the Science and Visitor Center Auditorium.

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Do you know how your thyroid works?

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Nicole Yordán

The thyroid is a gland localized to the front part of your neck, under the "Adam's apple". Its function it to produce hormones that communicate to organs in our body affecting our breathing, cardiac rhythm, weight, an energy levels. If the thyroid is not working properly, neither can we. 

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