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UPR Aguadilla students win best poster award at Louisiana Symposium

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UPR Aguadilla students win best poster award at Louisiana Symposium

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March 28, 2022 (Aguadilla, P.R.) - Students from the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla (UPRAg), led by Dr. Nancy R. Cardona Cordero, were awarded the Best Poster Award "Lead Poising Among Puerto Ricans: An Educational Intervention" last month at the Louisiana State University Dellinger Symposium. 

The project consisted of dynamically disseminating information to stakeholders about how lead poisoning affects daily life and testing the effectiveness of the Science Take-Out Kit, "Prevention of Lead Poisoning" as an educational tool among this Hispanic population. 

Women's Week kicks off with recognition of 10 outstanding women in the public school system

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The photo shows from left to right (seated) Jenny Cosme Figueroa, Corporate Executive; Eng. Ivette García Dunlap, Electrical Engineer and Betsy Velázquez Rodríguez, Corporate Consultant.  Standing left to right: Reinaldo Camps Gerena of the founding group of CROEM 1968; Laida Pla; Dr. Lourdes E. Soto de Laurido, Acting Dean of the School of Health Professions at the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico; Ing. Olga D. González Sanabria, Director of Engineering at NASA Glenn Research Center; Dr. Fabiola Cruz López, Epidemiologist; Sonia Martínez de Vargas, sports leader; and Roberto Rivera Ponce, leader of CROEM graduate students.

Activities to celebrate CROEM's 54th Anniversary Announced

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Activities to celebrate CROEM's 54th Anniversary Announced

Students who obtained perfect scores in mathematics on the College Board and one who was nominated for the Presidential Medal will be recognized.

Mayagüez - The Association of Graduate Students of the Mayagüez Residential Educational Opportunity Center, better known by its acronym CROEM, announced the activities scheduled to celebrate CROEM Week and CROEMITA Day, declared by proclamation of the Puerto Rico Government's Department of State. 

Puerto Rican researcher makes important discovery about Parkinson's disease

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Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos led the study that was published this month in the scientific journal "Neuron"

A study, led by Puerto Rican researcher Daniel Colón Ramos, made an important discovery in the scientific maze to better decipher Parkinson's disease.

The group, composed of 15 researchers, identified a protein that is key to autophagy, a process or natural mechanism of cellular regeneration that basically consists of the elimination of cellular waste.

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RUM Ex-Alumni leads Special NASA Launch

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Engineer Javier Ocasio Pérez, a graduate of the Computer Engineering Department of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM), led the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

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Students from the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus receive national recognition

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Physics Student Organization Honored with Outstanding Chapter Award by the National Office of the Society of Physics Students 

December 13, 2021, San Juan, Puerto Rico - The Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapter won the 2020-2021 Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. The chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a premier student-run physical science organization, a designation awarded to fewer than 10 percent of all SPS chapters at universities in the United States and internationally.

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Joven empresario crea un robot que recicla y reutiliza plástico

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An environmental conservation initiative developed by Santiago Ramírez Ávila, a recent graduate of the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, received a $ 12,500 grant for the design and manufacture of a robot that recycles plastic water bottles to give them a new life through the creation of long-lasting works of art and materials

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NIMHD co-authored study using ethnically diverse sample population identifies more type 2 diabetes-linked genomic regions than European-only studies

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A large scale study that included multi-ethnic participants has identified more genetic regions linked to type 2 diabetes-related traits than if the research had been conducted in Europeans alone.

The study, titled “The Trans-Ancestral Genomic Architecture of Glycemic Traits,” was published in Nature Genetics, and co-authored by Director of Clinical and Health Services Research at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Dr. Larissa Aviles-Santa, on behalf of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL).

UPR Mayagüez is again the Puerto Rican university with the most NSF scholarship recipients

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The Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) became, once again, the Puerto Rican higher education institution with the largest number of scholarship recipients of the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) that grants the National Science Foundation (NSF).

This year, the honor went to 11 schoolboys: Lee Roger Chevres Fernández, Ian González Amador, Christian José Lagares, José A. Lasalde Ramírez, Edgard Alvin Lebrón Rodríguez, Cristina Lorenzo Velázquez, Diego Rafael Ramos Ortiz, Daniela Marina Rivera Mirabal, Gabriel Sánchez Velázquez, Hosea Amos Santiago Cruz and Elizabeth Torres De Jesús, all students and graduates of the RUM.

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