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Michelle Obama recognizes RUM professor

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Dr. Sonia Bartolomei Suárez, Industrial Engineering professor at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, was recognized by Michelle Obama for her work encouraging and helping students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

This article was published in Diálogo Digital on October 10th, 2015. To read the original article visit:

http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/michelle-obama-otorga-reconocimiento-a-catedratica-del-rum/

Testing the Waters for Ocean Acidification

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http://unh.edu/unhtoday/2015/07/testing-waters

WRITTEN BY DAVID SIMS | SCIENCE WRITER, INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF EARTH, OCEANS, AND SPACE

Led by UNH biogeochemical oceanographer Joe Salisbury, a group of 15 scientists is currently aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel Gordon Gunter on a two-leg, 34-day expedition that will help determine how humans are causing changes in the oxygen and carbon dioxide content of oceans, leading to the global acidification of seawater.

ACS recognized UPR Cayey Chapter at National Meeting

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The American Chemical Society recognized the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Chapter as outstanding at the National Meeting.

This article was published in Diálogo Digital on October 19th, 2015: http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/sociedad-americana-de-quimica-reconoce-a-la-upr-de-cayey/

 

One of the best in the world

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José R. Almodóvar Rivera is among the best photographers in the world according to the Competition of microphotography organized by Nikon. Competencia de Microfotografía de Nikon’s Small World.

To see the images:http://www.businessinsider.com.au/best-microscope-images-ni….

To read the full blog, read the Spanish version of this site.

Microbiology professor at UPR-RP recognized in the World for his work

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Dr. Gary Toranzos Soria is a microbiology professor at the UPR RP that produces a podcast in Spanish for the American Society of Microbiology.

Podcast La Radio Mundo de los Microbios

To read the full article visit: http://www.uprrp.edu/?p=6251#prettyPhoto 

 

Filipa Godoy-Vitorino awarded as ASM/NSF UFRI INBRE Fellow

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ASM/NSF UFRI AWARD TO INBRE FELLOW Filipa Godoy-Vitorino

 

Dr. Filipa Godoy-Vitorino, an Associate Professor at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus and PI of the Microbial Ecology and Genomics Lab, was awarded the Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative (UFRI) Fellowship supported by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge (LINK) program.

Filipa was recognized at the National level, as a model of excellence in STEM research, and a stellar example of an active researcher committed to student learning in undergraduate biology.

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Dr. Ríos Velázquez at the UPR- Mayagüez receives award for mentoring students

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Dr. Carlos Ríos Velázquez, professor at the UPR- Mayagüez will receive award for mentoring hundred students through his career at the Society for Advancing Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference in Maryland.

Dr. Ríos Velázquez also serves as the SACNAS-UPRM faculty mentor. 

 

 

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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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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.

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

 

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Strike disrupts research at Puerto Rico’s top university

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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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