UPR Aguadilla stands out at the American Public Health Association Annual International Conference

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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. 

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Puerto Rican students receive awards in prestigious scholarship programs

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We would like to congratulate Dr. Nicolle Rosa Mercado, a Borinqueña who was recently selected for the ultra-competitive Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program. A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey, and Yale University for her PhD, Nicolle was also part of our Yale Science Academy program in 2017. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University.

Puerto Rican microbial ecologists represent Puerto Rico at ISME18, the International Congress on Microbial Ecology in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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The prestigious congress of the International Society for Microbial Ecology, brought together Puerto Rican scientists representing the science they do in Puerto Rico and other labs in the diaspora.

Todo un éxito el primer Biology and Society Summer Camp 2022

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28 de julio de 2022

Emanuel Vera González

El campamento fue coordinado por la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón.  

Trece jóvenes entre las edades de 15 a 19 años tuvieron la oportunidad de vivir una experiencia de investigación y exploración científica durante la primera edición del Biology and Society Summer Camp 2022, organizado por el Center for Academic Research (CAR) junto a la Escuela de Salud y Ciencias de la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón.

Three Puerto Ricans Participate in Prestigious STEM Career Leadership Program

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Adolfo Rodríguez Velázquez

The University of Puerto Rico graduates are in Washington, D.C. this week along with 17 other professionals from the United States.

Three Puerto Ricans were chosen to be part of the 2022 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute, a prestigious leadership program for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which is taking place this week in Washington, D.C.

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New Fortress Energy awards scholarships to five students at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus

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June 28, 2022. San Juan, Puerto Rico - As part of New Fortress Energy's (NFE) mission to boost the communities where it operates by increasing access to quality education, the company awarded scholarships to five engineering students at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez (UPRM) to help them continue their educational journey. The recipients of the NFE emPOWER Puerto Rico 2021-2022 Scholarship at UPRM are Kevin W. Rodríguez García, Penélope O. Nieves Colón, Adriana Danielle Kleshick Segarra, Kevin Caleb Caraballo Irizarry and Miguel A. de Jesús Soto. Each student will receive $5,000 to be used for tuition and academic expenses. This is the first year that UPRM students will receive the scholarship. 

UPR Aguadilla competes in the 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase

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It is an online competition on research proposals that address a global problem and the public has until May 17 to vote for their favorite. 

Aguadilla, PR - The University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla is competing with its research project entitled Citizen Science as Teaching Tools in "The 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase: Access, Inclusion, and Equity" video exhibition that will be held online May 10-17 in a voting contest on social media and on its website: https://stemforall2022.videohall.com/presentations/2417.

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Polytechnic University Students Take First Place in Prestigious Aerospace Competition

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San Juan , April 12, 2022 - The team composed of eight mechanical engineering students from Polytechnic University won First Place Overall and First Place Regular ClassMission Performance in the SAE Aero Design West competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers held this past weekend in California.

The aircraft, with a highly innovative design, performed perfectly the established flights and missions requested, which made them obtain the first places among more than 50 universities. The participating students were: Gabriel Altuz, Eduardo Siberio, Joel Lopez, Diego Ortiz, Alana Corahanis, Diego Santiago, Jammyl Andino and Sergio Urbina led by Professor Jose Pertierra from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. 

Boricua students receive the Graduate Research Fellowship Program grant

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We would like to congratulate all the students who received the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This fellowship recognizes and supports students who have excelled in science, mathematics, technology or engineering (also known as STEM disciplines) and other fields of knowledge. Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $34,000 per year to pursue graduate studies. The application is highly competitive and extensive, requiring several letters of recommendation, a personal essay and a research proposal with an intellectual merit section and a societal impact section. 


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