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Puerto Rican woman selected as president of California State University, Monterey Bay

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Vanya Quiñones, a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, will begin her duties on August 15.

Washington D.C. - Puerto Rican educator Vanya Quiñones has been named the new president of California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).

In making the announcement, the California State University Board of Trustees highlighted the experience of the Puerto Rican educator, who has served as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Pace University in New York.

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First Puerto Rican female biologist receives prestigious NOAA fellowship

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Doctoral student Fabiola Rivera Irizarry, from the Department of Biology of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, and Research Associate of the Marine Environment Society, has just received the prestigious Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 
 

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Boricua students receive the Graduate Research Fellowship Program grant

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We would like to congratulate all the students who received the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This fellowship recognizes and supports students who have excelled in science, mathematics, technology or engineering (also known as STEM disciplines) and other fields of knowledge. Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $34,000 per year to pursue graduate studies. The application is highly competitive and extensive, requiring several letters of recommendation, a personal essay and a research proposal with an intellectual merit section and a societal impact section. 

Hospital Association honors the work of women in the Health Sector in Puerto Rico

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Photo caption: The photo shows the group of healthcare professionals who received the "Women in Healthcare 2022" Award given annually by the Puerto Rico Hospital Association.  Seated from left to right: Dr. Aracelis Nieves (Medical Director, Manatí Medical Center); Dr. Maruja Santiago Vélez (Director, Centro Imágenes Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Pila) and Dr. Michelle M. Martínez Montemayor (Associate Professor, Universidad Central del Caribe). Jaime Plá Cortés (Executive President of the Puerto Rico Hospital Association), Representative Sol Higgins (President of the House of Representatives Health Committee); Dr. Ilia Zayas Toro (Chief Medical Officer at the CDT of the San Pablo Medical Group); Dr. Elba Arroyo Camuñas (Chief Medical Officer of the San Pablo Medical Group); Dr.

Federal Forest Service appoints Dr. Grizelle Gonzalez director of the International Tropical Forestry Institute

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Río Piedras, Puerto Rico (March 14, 2022) - The U.S. Forest Service announced the appointment of Puerto Rican scientist Grizelle González as director of the International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF).

Dr. González will assume, as of today, the position held for 40 years by scientist emeritus Ariel E. Lugo, and before him, the pioneer of the study and conservation of forests in Puerto Rico, Frank H. Wadsworth. In this way, she becomes the first woman to direct the Institute. 

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Graduate of the Department of Physics and Electronics of the UPRH hired by NASA 

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PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

March 15, 2022 

Graduate of the Department of Physics and Electronics of the UPRH hired by NASA 

(Humacao, P.R.) - Ms. Shamir Maldonado Rivera, a graduate of the Department of Physics and Electronics of the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (UPRH) was hired by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to work in the area of electronic engineering, focused on research and development of aerospace technology.  

CIENCIA PUERTO RICO BRINGS WOMEN SCIENTISTS TO THE PUERTO RICAN SCHOOLS

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The nonprofit organization distributed a total of 250 posters and other educational materials about Puerto Rican and Latina women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to be displayed in schools and to expose young people to culturally relevant role models.

UPR Mayagüez Campus graduate honored as one of the Women of Color Technology Rising Stars

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Carla Pamela Puig Mojica, a graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (INME) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM), received the Women of Color (WOC) Technology Rising Star Award, given nationally in the United States by Career Communication Group, Inc. to young women of ethnic diversity, with less than 15 years in the workforce, who contribute with their performance to forge the technology of the future.

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