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UPR MSC recieves Grant from the NIH for Biomedical Research

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The Medical Sciences campus at the University of Puerto Rico received a grant from the NIH to established the Puerto Rico-IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (PR-INBRE) program.

This article was published in Diálogo Digital on September 23, 2015. To read the full article visit: http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/impulso-de-20-millones-a-la-upr-para-investigaciones-biomedicas/

UPR Humacao recieve research grant from NSF

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The University of Puerto Rico in Humacao received a 3 million grant from the NSF for the Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) program in collaboration with the University of Pensilvania (PENN). For more info visit: http://prem.uprh.edu.

Five Puerto Rican Engineers Recognized as Luminaries in STEM at HENAAC

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At least four talented Puerto Ricans will be recognized as luminaries in STEM at the HENAAC Conference (Great Minds in STEM) in Pasadena, California. These four Puerto Rican engineers are part of a group of 19 engineers that will be recognized by their work. The four Puerto Rican engineers are:

Adriana Santos – Alumna from UPR, Mayagüez in 2012

Paloma Díaz Candelas – Alumna from UPR, Mayagüez in 2011

Charles Parkhurst – Alumn from UPR, Mayagüez

Fernando Rosario – Alumn from Purdue

Marvi Matos _ Alumna, UPR Mayagüez and Carnegie Mellon

Students at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez excelled in Brazil

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A group of mechanical engineering students at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez excelled in several categories at a competition in Brazil.

Modelo del Vehículo REVO. (suministrada)

Modelo del Vehículo REVO. (suministrada)

 

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

Freshman at University of Puerto Rico in Humacao receives NASA Fellowship

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Jordan A. Caraballo Vega, freshman at University of Puerto Rico in Humacao received the Minority University Research and Education Projects (MUREP) Fellowhiship from NASA.  

This article was published in Diálogo Digital on September 9th, 2015. To read the full article visit: 

http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/estudiante-de-nuevo-ingreso-de-uprh-es-becado-por-nasa/

 

Alumna of UPR recieves Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

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Vanessa Rivera Quiñones, alumna of UPR recieves the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship to study a PhD in math at the University of Illinois.

This article was published in Diálogo Digital, on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015. To read the article, visit:

http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/producto-upr/egresada-del-recinto-de-rio-piedras-gana-prestigiosa-beca/

Student at the University of Puerto Rico will develop technologies for NASA

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Perla Cruz Tato, recieved the NASA ASTAR fellowship to develop a technology that will produce water using semi permeable membranes.

This article was published in Diálogo Digital, on Monday, August 31, 2015. To read the original article visit: 

http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/estudiante-de-upr-rio-piedras-desarrollara-tecnologia-para-la-nasa/

Student at Medical Sciences Campus received fellowship to study human sexuality

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Janice M. Epp, student at Medical Sciences Campus received pretigious fellowship to study human sexuality.

This article was published in Diálogo Digital on Monday, August 24th, 2015. To read the original article visit: http://dialogoupr.com/noticia/upr/becan-a-estudiante-de-ciencias-medicas-por-su-trabajo-clinico-sobre-la-sexualidad/

The Palmas Academy won submarine robotic challenge

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The Palmas Academy won several prizes at the Sea Perch National Challenge 2015 celebrated at the University of Massachusetts in Darmouth.

For more information about starting a robotic program email learningbydoingpr@gmail.com

 

This article was published in El Nuevo Día on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. To access the original article visit:

http://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/ende/nota/thepalmasacademyganaenroboticasubmarina-2090984/

 

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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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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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