Submit your abstract for the SERMACS Conference in Puerto Rico!

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The Puerto Rico Section of the American Chemical Society is hosting the 73rd Southeastern Regional ACS meeting (SERMACS 2022), which will be held on October 19-22, 2022 in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. The theme of the meeting is “CHEMISTRY TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE”. Our Local Section last hosted this meeting in 2009 with a record number of attendees and this year we are hoping to establish a new record.





Proyecto SEED: Investigación de verano en UPR-RP para estudiantes de secundaria

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El Proyecto SEED es una experiencia única para estudiantes de escuela superior que quieran hacer investigación en el Recinto de Río Piedras de la Universidad de Puerto Rico o en Ana G. Méndez-Gurabo.  Se seleccionarán tres estudiantes para SEED I y 5 estudiantes que participaron en SEED I continuarán en SEED II.  Los ocho estudiantes llevarán a cabo investigación bajo la supervisión de distinguidos investigadores.





Puertorican receives award for molecular biology research in China

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Rocío del Mar Avilés Mercado won third place in a competition in China for her molecular biology research performed through the SEED program.

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


Puerto Rican students win in california

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San Francisco, California (April 3, 2017) - Student chapters from the Puerto Rico Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received the Outstanding Student Chapter Award, the highest award given by this organization. These Puerto Rican student chapters stood amongst the best chapters due to their academic, voluntary and outreach  efforts in and outside the country. 

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


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 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.   

UPR Student receives leadership award from the American Chemical Society

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This opportunity will expose a selected group of international doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows to professional development opportunities. The participants will visit the SciFinder Central Offices in Columbus, OH where they will experience behind the scenes access to how scientists and SciFinder tecnologists organize, analize and share information to drive future discoveries. 

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14 High School students graduate from project seed

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During this summer fourteen talented high school students are participating in summer resarch through Project Seed, an initiative sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS). This program takes place at the Faculty of Natural Sciences in the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.

For the full press release, please refer to the spanish version of this site.


Professor from UPR Río Piedras: First Hispanic Woman to become director at large for ACS

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"Women are able to hold many roles and to succeed in each one of them", affirmed Dr. Ingrid Montes, Chemistry Professor at UPR-RP. Dr. Montes became the first hispanic woman to be elected to the Board of General Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS). 

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


UPR Professor is reelected to the board of the American Chemical Society

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Dr. Ingrid Montes, Chemistry Professor from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Rio Piedras Campus, was reelected as the General Director of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Chemistry (ACS). 

For the original article please refer to the spanish version of this site. 



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