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Rebuilding Science Education in Puerto Rico

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Two hurricanes devastated the territory in September, but rebuilding could create opportunities for positive change

Rebuilding Science Education in Puerto Rico

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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico at Ponce Youth Leader Selected to Serve as Local Water Challenge Ambassador by Philippe Cousteau, Jr’s EarthEcho International

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EarthEcho International, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping youth with resources to act now for a sustainable future, has selected Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico student Nashalie Irizarry as one of 20 young environmental leaders from across the United States who will help tackle the global water crisis starting in their local communities. As part of the inaugural EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassadors initiative, Nashalie Irizarry will increase knowledge of local water resources throughout  the Municipality of Ponce by monitoring local water quality and engaging their peers in water quality monitoring and conservation events.

 

What can you expect from the 2018 Yale Ciencia Academy?

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Applications for the Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development are open! As you are working on your application, we wanted to give you an inside look into the topics that we will be discussing during the 2018 Yale Ciencia Academy. Not working on your application yet? Go here to read more about the program and apply. You can also watch this recording of Facebook Live Q&A we recently hosted with Yale Ciencia fellows and alumni.

 

 

It's never too late to work for Puerto Rico and science: volunteer anecdote

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It is said that opportunity favors the prepared. I know this is true because a golden opportunity to use my science background to benefit Puerto Rico knocked on my door and I was not ready.

UPR Cayey student receives NSF fellowship

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Danilo Pérez Rivera, a student from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) from Cayey was awarded the competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

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

Puerto Rican biostatistician receives important award

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Dr. Rafael A. Irizarry Quintero was given the Benjamin Franklin Biosciences Award by the organization Bioinformatics.org for his contributions in the development of statistical tools for complex data analysis.

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

 

 

UMET alumnus receives prestigious NSF award

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Edwin Suárez Zayas, graduate from the School of Science and Technology and the Honors program at the Metropolitan University (UMET) received the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP) to fund his doctoral studies.

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

 

UPR-Mayaguez student received award from the American Society For Engineering Education

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Michelle Marrero García, is a second year undergraduate student in the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. She was awarded the Best Overall Research Award at the national conference of the American Society For Engineering Education 2017 (ASEE). 

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

 

Student from UPR-Mayaguez wins second place at NSF conference

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Bethzaely Fernández, doctoral student from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus, won second place in the Chemistry and Chemical Sciences Oral Presentations ­category with her research project titled: Imprinted Zeolite Carbon Composites for the Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern from Water.

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

 

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FoCo Speaks Ciencia! to give Latina scientists a platform for personal stories

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FoCo Speaks Ciencia, a night of culture infusion, art and science is happening Friday, April 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Courtesy of 500 Women Scientists)

Latina women are underrepresented in the science community.

Scientists in the Wake of the Hurricanes

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After a devastating storm season, researchers are seeking better ways to rebuild and to support their most vulnerable colleagues.

Despite Devastation, They—and Their Science—Go On

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, five students from the University of Puerto Rico continued their research at a national laboratory 1,600 miles to the north—thanks to Brookhaven Lab's Office of Educational Programs, mentors, and a scholarship fund created in honor of a late Brookhaven biologist

Agricultores y agrónomos se capacitan para manejar eficientemente el recurso agua y enfrentar eventos climáticos extremos

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(Viernes, 2 de marzo de 2018) Toa Alta— Agricultores y agrónomos participan de una serie de talleres organizados por el Centro Climático del Caribe del Departamento de Agricultura federal (USDA) y la Oficina del Bosque Modelo de Puerto Rico (OBMPR), con el fin de fortalecer la capacidad de enfrentar los efectos del cambio climático.

 

Workshops on agriculture to face climate change

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Workshops ADAPTA will take place to help develop capacity in face of the climate change challenges.

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