Presented two projects on environmental impact and health in the face of exposure to chemical compounds in the Puerto Rican community.
(Aguadilla, P.R. - November 23, 2022) The University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla (UPRAg) stood out with the presentation of two projects on environmental impact and exposure to chemical compounds in the Puerto Rican community, at the Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association last November 6-9 held in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Ingrid Y. Padilla Cestero, professor of the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (RUM), received recognition for becoming the first researcher from Puerto Rico to be named a GSA Fellow, after being elected as a distinguished colleague of the American Geological Society (GSA), a prestigious entity focused on the advancement of research and discovery in the geosciences.
Student Nicole Noemí Román Correa, who will begin her fourth year this semester in Software Engineering (INSO) at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM), received the Generation Google Scholarship for Women in Gaming 2022. The scholarship grants her $10,000 to cover her study expenses and an invitation to a virtual conference to meet the other winners and Google leaders.
The schoolgirl, a resident of Hatillo, is the only young woman enrolled in a Puerto Rican university who is part of the scholarship cohort, which includes 258 students from the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
It is envisioned as a safe alternative for researching the ecology and biology of these amphibians.
While studying a fungus that is rapaciously threatening amphibian populations around the world, Puerto Rican scientist Janelle A. Peña found a technique for direct developmental frog tagging in juvenile stages, which presents less risk to the organisms, is an economical option for researchers, and proved to be efficient with individuals up to 10 millimeters in diameter.
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The project focuses on undergraduate research, active learning strategies and citizen science projects. This is the first time that UPR-Aguadilla receives a grant from NSF, the most important and prestigious federal scientific agency in the United States.
Dr. Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar is a neuroscience researcher at the UPR-Rio Piedras
“What would be ideal is for gender and race equality to exist in science, for everyone to be represented equally.” That is the biggest goal of Puerto Rican scientist, Dr. Carmen Maldonado-Vlaar, who is a distinguished researcher and mentor in the field of neuroscience. In addition to contributing new knowledge to the field on the mechanisms of addiction, she has forged paths for the new generation of Latinx scientists.
Doctors Greetchen Díaz Muñoz, Roselin Rosario Meléndez and Minerva Cordero Braña, and engineer Beatris Méndez Gandica, organizers of the Semillas de Triunfo (Seeds of Success): IF/THEN Edition program, are included in the world's largest library of resources celberating women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These women are four of the 125 IF/THEN ambassadors selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Lyda Hill Philanthropies as outstanding women in STEM and role models.