Cerebros boricuas

Puerto Rican students received federal research fellowship

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Nineteen students from Puerto Rico received the prestigious federal Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In this article, two of those 19 students from Puerto Rico speak about their gradute school plans after receiving GRFP-NSF. 

School of Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico recognized academic excellence

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The School of Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras (UPRRP) celebrated the academic excellence event by recognizing several students on February 6th, 2015.

This article was originally published in Diálogo Digital.

Adriel Quiñones (Diálogo/Ricardo Alcaraz)


Young boricua scientists distinguished for outstanding research

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CienciaPR celebrates the scientific talent in Puerto Rico. Here we share the succesful stories of boricua brains that have excelled in conferences and receiving prestigious recognitions early in their careers. Share these stories using #cerebrosboricuas.

Students are distinguished as emerging scientists in science and engineering

"Boricua brains" awarded prestigious scholarship at the federal level

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The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF- GRFP) is perhaps the most competitive and prestigious scholarship for doctoral students interested in a variety of disciplines related to science, engineering, technology and mathematics.

We are pleased to celebrate with you the names of twenty-three students from Puerto Rican universities who received this prestigious award and of three students who received honorable mentions. Only 17% of people who apply are awarded the scholarship.

Reactivating our "Boricua Brains"

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Each year, a great number of Puerto Rican scientists are distinguished with prestigious prizes and awards. In Puerto Rico, the United States and in many parts of the world, Puerto Rican scientific talent makes itself known. Being the only network of Puerto Rican scientists in the world, it is our job to celebrate the achievements and recognitions of the members of our community.

Thus, it is with great pleasure that we announce the re-activation of our "Cerebros Boricuas" (“Puerto Rican brains”) blog.

Our intention with this blog is to recognize the accomplishments of CienciaPR members.  Our goal: to promote and celebrate the Puerto Rican scientific talent, motivating current and future generations of scientists.


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