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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
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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.

Puerto Rican Scientist among Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows

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Jennifer Gil, a Puerto Rican environmental scientist is one of the 2018-2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. She will travel to Panama to collect microalgae samples, documenting her findings for the world in both Spanish and English through blogging, microscopic pictures and video. Jennifer studied interdisciplinary science at the University of Puerto Rico and recently completed her master’s in environmental science at Florida International University.

Puerto Rican students selected to research internship to study galaxies at Arecibo Observatory

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Young Puerto Rican students Dianaly Cortés Rivera was selected to a research internship to study galaxies at the Arecibo Observatory.  

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Campamento de verano gratuito para niñas de escuela superior interesadas en STEM

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Applications for WiSci STEM Camp 2018 in Namibia just opened! WiSci Camp is an all-expenses paid program for girls from around the world, taking place from June 16 – 28, 2018. You can check this video of last year's WiSci: https://www.iam-thefilm.com/archives/

 

If you know any girl who:

• is 15-18 years old and interested in learning more about STEAM fields

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