Rocío del Mar Avilés Mercado, Daniel Alejandro Santiago Álvarez, José Luis Ramírez Colón and Karlos Lenniel N. Miranda Garcés had the opportunity to represent Puerto Rico by presenting their scientific projects at the China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC).
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Daniel Santiago, a 10th grade student at the Residential Center of Educative Opportunities of Mayagüez ("C.R.O.E.M."), obtained second place in the Math Category at the China Adolescents Science & Technology Innovation Contest celebrated in China.
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Por Dr. Wilson Gonzalez-Espada, Ciencia Puerto Rico
A well-known mathematics postulate states that: “Through any two points, there is exactly one straight line." Our reality, of course, is much more complicated than that. The life journey of a person is more like the curvy roads of PR-1, or “La Piquiña.”
From an early age I have been interested in understanding the interactions between the fauna, the ecosystem and humans. These interests played a key role in my decision of pursuing my undergraduate studies in biology at the Metropolitan University (UMET) of the Ana G. Méndez System. During my sophomore year I took a botany course with Professor Eva Dávila. That experience helped define my next steps. Professor Dávila became a mentor and I worked in her laboratory in several projects related to zoology and botany.