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Students at the UPR­RP won 4th award on environmental research efforts

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Students at the UPR­RP won 4th award on environmental research efforts.

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http://www.uprrp.edu/?p=7193

Grupo de estudiantes participantes con el Dr. Jorge Ortiz HICE-PR

 

Grupo de estudiantes participantes con el Dr. Jorge Ortiz HICE-PR

 

UPR alumni deliver STEM fellowships to current students

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UPR alumni celebrated a ceremony to deliver the Ford Motor Company Fund STEM fellowships to 7 UPR students.

To read the full article visit the original article at:

http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/exalumnos-de-la-upr-en-estados-unidos-entregan-becas-de-estudio/

 

Several Puerto Rican students received awards at SACNAS conference

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Several Puerto Rican students from different institutions in Puerto Rico received awards at the SACNAS (Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Sciences) conference in October.

To see the official press release visit the link:

http://sacnas.org/about/how-we-work/honors/2015/presentations?utm_source=hootsuite

Creating awareness of the role of science in Puerto Rican culture and society through our Seeds of Success

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Traditionally, the week of November 19th schools across our archipelago celebrate the discovery of Puerto Rico by taking the opportunity to reflect on our heritage, our culture, and Puerto Ricans of which we are proud.

Medical Sciences Campus receives research grant from NIH

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The Medical Sciences Campus at the University of Puerto Rico received a 5-year research grant from NIH. C

This article was originally published at El Nuevo Día: http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/ciencias-medicas-recibe-millonaria-subvencion-para-investigacion/

CienciaPR receives large federal grant to promote scientific professional development

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New Haven, CT - The nonprofit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR, www.cienciapr.org) received a large grant to establish, in collaboration with Yale University, an innovative program to transform the training of young scientists in Puerto Rico and the United States. The funds, which amount to over $1.6 million over five years, were awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Puerto Rican students presented their research at NASBR 2015

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A group of students presented their research at NASBR 2015: 

Informal Education for the Conservation of Bats in Puerto Rico: Citizen Participation

Impact of Urban Development and Forest Fragmentation on Bat Assemblages

https://www.nasbr.org/

Press release- Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Student Chapter at RUM recognized for their excellence

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The annual Materials Science & Technology 2015 conference recognized the RUM student Chapter in Material Advantage (MAUPRM).

To read the full article visit: http://www.elnuevodia.com/ciencia/ciencia/nota/excelenciaestudiantilencienciaseingenieriadematerialesenuprmayaguez-2126555/ 

Physics student at UPR Humacao receives CEAL fellowship

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Grace M. Fontánez Santana at the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Puerto Rico Humacao receives the CEAL fellowship by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Banco Santander.

This article was published in El Nuevo Día on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015:  http://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/ende/nota/ganalaprestigiosabecaceal-2124498/ 

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Dr. Manuel Díaz-Ríos: Promoting neuroscience in the laboratory and the community

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El Dr. Manuel Díaz-Ríos y su equipo de investigación
Dr. Manuel Díaz-Ríos and his research group

In the laboratory of Dr. Manuel Díaz-Ríos at the University of Puerto Rico’s Institute of Neurobiology, the students and personnel not only study how the motor nervous system functions and how it is affected with trauma or degenerative diseases, but they also learn the value of volunteer work and have the opportunity to teach kids and the community about science. Manolo (as he is known by his friends) firmly believes how important it is for scientists to contribute beyond the walls of the lab through education and mentoring. 

Astrobiology course for aficionados

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The class "Introduction to Astrobiology" will begin on Tuesday, June 13 at UMET Cupey. This course is hosted by the Center for Sustainable Development Studies (CEDES) of School of Environmental Affairs of the UMET and the Astronomy Society of Puerto Rico. 

 

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Marine Biologists on strike: fighting for education and the coast

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Rafael R. Díaz Torres

Legislative project 812 aspires to amend the definition of the terrestrial maritime zone in Puerto Rico beaches. Experts in the field of oceanography explained that the legislation would reduce the protected coastal areas as public property and facilitate the privatization of beach access.

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Strike disrupts research at Puerto Rico’s top university

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Jeffrey Mervis

Last week molecular biologist Juan Ramirez-Lugo put all his coral samples in the freezer, locked the door of his lab, and told his six undergraduate assistants to stay home the next day. The assistant professor of biology at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in San Juan wasn’t happy about yet another disruption to his research on seasonal variations in how corals respond to thermal stress and his efforts to give undergraduates “authentic research experiences.” But he felt he had no choice.

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Telescopes will be used to observe the moon and planet Jupiter

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San Juan, PR, May 22, 2017 — The Puerto Rico Astronomy Society, Inc. (PRAS),  the mayor of Vega Baja, Hon. Marcos Cruz Molina and the local administration, invite the general public to a night of astronomy observation. The event will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 starting at 6:30 pm at the Antigua Pista del Campamento Tortuguero in Vega Baja, carr. PR-686 and PR-687.

For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site. 

 

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