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Organizers of CienciaPR’s Seeds of Success featured by world's largest resource library celebrating women in STEM

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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.

The Future of STEM is Phenomenally Latina

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Latinas earn 4% of bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM disciplines, and hold only 2% of jobs in these sectors in the United States. This underrepresentation of Latinas in STEM limits their earning potential, their full participation in a fast-growing set of careers, and presents a troubling loss of talent and innovation.

From Girl Leaders to Women Leaders in Science

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On February 11 the world celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This day, which recognizes the crucial role of women and girls in science and technology, was established in 2016 through a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly. Some of the most relevant points of this resolution, in my opinion, are the promotion of (1) full and equal participation for women and girls, both in their education, as well as their work environment and (2) full participation by women and girls in decision making in science.

Profesionales de las ciencias y matemáticas batallan contra la desigualdad

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Greetchen Díaz Muñoz, Minerva Cordero Braña and Roselin Rosario Meléndez have been selected as IF/THEN Ambassadors. They will serve as role models and fight against inequalities for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Puerto Rican scientist recognized by American Chemical Society for outstanding mentorship

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Originally published in Spanish by El Nuevo Día

Professor Ingrid Montes González of the Natural Sciences Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras (UPR-RRP), will be recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS). She has received the Zaida C. Morales-Martínez Award in recognition for her outstanding mentoring of ACS students.

First women-owned biopharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico

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GK Pharmaceuticals CMO is the first Puerto Rican women-owned and -founded biopharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico in the U.S. 

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Open call for girls interested in being Science and Technology ambassadors in Puerto Rico

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Deadline extended to Friday, May 24, 2019. 

Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) and Johnson & Johnson, invite 9th to 11th grade girls who are interested in learning more about careers in science, technology, engineering to apply to "Seeds of Success – STEM Girl Ambassadors Program"(http://bit.ly/semillas-triunfo). 

Dr. Mayda Velasco: Bringing the Universe Home

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Dr. Mayda Velasco, Puerto Rican physicist at Northwestern University
Puerto Rican physicist Dr. Mayda Velasco (Copyright: Ramon "Tonito" Zayas for El Nuevo Día)

Dr. Mayda Velasco is a world-renowned physicist who thinks big—from understanding the universe’s smallest components to building scientific capacity in Puerto Rico and Latin America.

In a building overlooking the ocean in Old San Juan, an eclectic group of people—young and old, women and men, citizens of many countries—are working to understand the structure and evolution of the universe. They have come together at Colegio de Física Fundamental e Interdisciplinaria de las Américas (College of Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Physics of the Americas).

First Puerto Rican woman to be named president of Mycological Society of America

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Dr. Sharon A. Cantrell became the first Puerto Rican woman to be appointed to the presidency of the Mycologycal Society of America, an organization that brings together scientists dedicated to the study of fungi and which was founded in 1932. Dr. Cantrell is a professor at the School of Natural Sciences and Technology of the Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. She obtained her baccalaureate (Biology) and masters (Biology / Mycology) at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. In 1996 she completed his PhD in Phytopathology - Mycology at the University of Georgia in Athens. Currently her research is directed to fungal ecology, climate change, extreme environments, taxonomy and systematics.

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