REU Experience_Soft Matter Research

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During this summer 2015 I have participated in the REU program at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. This program has offered me the opportunity not only of conducting research alongside very knowledgeable faculty, but of becoming more familiar with the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico, the people, and its very rich culture. Furthermore, during this time, I have been working on a project with Dr. Paul Sundaran and Jeromi Lopez.  In our project, we intend to describe the mechanical properties of mineralized tendons. In order to do this, we have submerged the tissue in a fluid that recreates the properties of regular body fluid (simulated body fluids plus HA (minerals)). We will try different approaches for mineral addition, submersion and injection.

RUM professor in bioengineering's elite

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DR. Madeline Torres Lugo, professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez was elected as a member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a prestigious entity that groups leaders in biomedical engineering.

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2014 MUSC Research Experience for Undergraduates in Tissue Engineering and Biofabrication

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The 2014 MUSC Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Tissue Engineering and Biofabrication is a 10-week summer research program that will provide laboratory training and exposure to tissue engineering and biofabrication fields with a focus on generating blood vessels through a 3D ‘bioprinting’ mechanism. Prior lab experience would be helpful but is not required.





Borinqueña: Jemaris, planting seeds of success in engineering

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Borinqueña emphasizes on the contribution of Puerto Rican and Hispanic women in science and technology and provides a space to discuss topics of interest about the empowerment of women. In 'Seeds of Success' we will share stories about young Borinqueñas that want to pursue a career in STEM, and will describe their achievements and goals to succeed. 

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