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Yaireska Collado, Puerto Rican at NASA who narrated the eclipse, shares her story

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Dr. Yaireska Collado Vega, who co-presented NASA's solar eclipse transmission, shares her story and why she wore a shirt representing her alma mater, the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez.

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Science will not thank you: volunteer anecdote

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“Doing science” is to generate knowledge. The process of generating knowledge does not involve any feelings nor does it allow you to know if your findings have any value or not.

This is because science is a human and social process.  The people who give value to the new knowledge generated are the scientists themselves who are people just like you and me.

A dream within a dream

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I've had all kinds of dreams when I sleep. Some are very long and strange but others are just funny. Those dreams while I sleep have always been a mystery to me, but are not part of my favorite moments. Daydreaming is what I really enjoy. I like to imagine how things would be if I do something to make them happen. They say, " It costs nothing to dream". I add that "to achieve your dreams is worth everything."

Epicenter of innovation #include<a-thon>

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To support the development of technology innovation, the student organization Include Girls, will host the second edition of e#include<a-thon> on October 22-23, 2016 at the University Center of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.

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Three scientists from Arecibo participate in world renowned course

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The Marine Biological Laboratory Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy course took place March 12-16, 2016 in Woods Hole, MA. Three young scientists from Arecibo, Puerto Rico were selected to be part of this highly competitive course.

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Learn more about the course: http://www.mbl.edu/education/special-topics-courses/immunohistochemistry-and-microscopy-ihcm/

Puerto Rican scientist one of 40 Women to Watch

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Congratulations to Borinqueña Dr. Frances Colón who was recently named one of 40 over 40 Women to Watch who are reinventing and disrupting and making an impact!


 

Bio: Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State; previously Science and Environment Adviser for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State.

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Tara Mandalaywala-Ocasio: I am Borinqueña and a Comparative Psychologist

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Dr. Tara Mandalaywala-Ocasio grew up in a multicultural home full of science that is reflected in her multidisciplinary research on human cognition. From her office at New York University, this accomplished scientist tells us why she has attended scientific meetings since she was in diapers, about her adventures with the monkeys of Cayo Santiago, and what challenges and opportunities she has faced as a Borinqueña blazing a traii in science. 

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Valerie Wojna: Finding Healthcare Alternatives for HIV-Positive Women

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Dr. Valerie Wojna, center, with her NeuroAIDS Program colleagues.

Great advances in the management, prevention and treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) have significantly reduced the mortality caused by this infection. However, the stigma around the disease remains, so there are groups of patients who are discriminated against when receiving medical care. Dr. Valerie Wojna, professor at the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico (MSC-UPR), seeks to improve the quality of life of one of these underserved groups: women with HIV.

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