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CienciaPR and the Department of Education of Puerto Rico will Participate in Smithsonian's Educational Summit

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A team composed of educators in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and members of the organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) will participate in an event organized by the Smithsonian Education Center and sponsored by Shell Oil Company, on March 22-24, 2019 in New Orleans.

The team that will represent Puerto Rico is formed by members of the educational region of San Juan: leaders Lydia Báez and Marta Oyola, teachers Mildred Vega and Dimarilys Bruno, and by Dr. Greetchen Díaz, Director of Science Education Programs and Community Partnerships for Ciencia Puerto Rico, a non-profit organization that brings together 10,000 professionals and STEM educators with the mission of democratizing and transforming scientific education.

CienciaPR to participate of #GivingTuesday for second year in a row

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SAN JUAN, PR — This coming November 27, Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) will participate—for the second year in a row—of #GivingTuesday, a global movement through which millions of people, organizations and companies support causes in which they believe. The non-profit organization will be raising funds to support its educational project "Ciencia al Servicio de Puerto Rico” (Science in Service of Puerto Rico), which seeks to transform how science is taught in local schools.

CienciaPR receives funds from the JetBlue Foundation to promote scientific education in Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, PR — The non-profit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR, www.cienciapr.org) received $25,000 from the JetBlue Foundation for its "Ciencia al Servicio" (Science in Service) project, which seeks to transform the way science is taught in Puerto Rico.

The JetBlue Foundation awarded $135,000 in total aid to Ciencia Puerto Rico, EcoExploratorio, Inter American University of Puerto Rico and PRAMI (Puerto Rico Aviation Maintenance Institute).

World-Renowned Scientist and Inventor Partners with CienciaPR to Inspire Curiosity

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Curiosity-driven. That is Dr. Manu Prakash in a nutshell. Born and raised in India, he didn’t have many economic resources as a young man, but his creativity and curiosity were plentiful. Today he is an award-winning and world-renowned scientist, inventor and professor of bioengineering at Stanford University. His thirst for knowledge and sense of awe remain intact, and inspire his mission to empower people through science.

Educators learn to use telescopes as part of the "Astronomía al Servicio" project

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SAN JUAN, PR - On September 21, 2018, 24 teachers from 14 Puerto Rican schools learned how to use telescopes as a teaching tool, as part of their participation in the "Astronomía al Servicio" project.

"Astronomía al Servicio" is a collaborative project between Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), Astronomers Without Borders, the Office of Astronomy for Development of the International Astronomical Union, the Instituto Nueva Escuela and the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society. The project seeks to promote education, scientific exploration, and citizen participation through the establishment of astronomy clubs in schools.

Scientists and teachers come together to empower students to put "Science in Service of Puerto Rico"

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SAN JUAN, PR - For the past two days, more than 50 teachers and 15 scientists received training and designed educational lessons so that students from the Puerto Rican archipelago can put "Science in Service of Puerto Rico" (Ciencia al Servicio de Puerto Rico). Teachers and researchers participated in the inaugural workshop of the project of the same name, which was created and is led by the non-profit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR).

Proyecto Ciencia Al Servicio

El programa Ciencia al Servicio de Puerto Rico busca democratizar y transformar la educación científica al poner la “ciencia al servicio” de la sociedad y la educación.

Durante talleres de verano, profesionales STEM y educadores de 6to-8vo grado reciben entrenamiento en estrategias de aprendizaje basado en proyectos, educación contextualizada, y divulgación científica. Durante estas sesiones, los maestros y profesionales STEM trabajan juntos para crear lecciones de ciencia que siguen los estándares del Departamento de Educación de Puerto Rico, que reflejan el proceso del quehacer científico, que son relevantes al contexto puertorriqueño, y que empoderan a los estudiantes a solucionar problemas que observan en sus comunidades.

MAESTROS DE CIENCIA DE PONCE (6TO-8VO): COLABORA CON CIENTÍFICOS Y CAPACÍTATE EN ESTRATEGIAS DE ENSEÑANZA Y COMUNICACIÓN

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¡Maestros(as)! ¿Enseñas ciencia en 6to – 8vo en una escuela pública o privada del área de Ponce? ¿Quieres mejorar tus destrezas de enseñanza de ciencias? ¿Te gustaría colaborar con científicos en el desarrollo de lecciones? ¿Te gustaría poder traer a científicos a tu escuela?

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