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The day #CienciaBoricua became visible

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Under the Caribbean sun and embraced a cool sea breeze, on April 22, 2017, over 600 scientists, students and citizens marched for science. It was a historic day for Puerto Rican science. Young and old flooded the streets of historic Old San Juan to celebrate #cienciaboricua, to demand policies based on evidence and informed by the local scientific community. We joined 600+ cities around the world to #MarchForScience.

Stories of #CienciaBoricua @ Lote 23

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Science like you've never heard it before. 

SAN JUAN, PR – Puerto Rican science will be the main course on April 18, starting at 7:00 pm, at Lote 23, in Santurce. As part of their activities, the March for Science-Puerto Rico will be presenting "Historias de #CienciaBoricua @ Lote 23." 

The event will feature personal stories about science and adventures in the pursuit of knowledge and innovation. Through these stories, Puerto Rican scientists will share how science touches every aspect of our lives—including their own.

Puerto Rican scientist studies meteor impact

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Cristina Lugo Centeno, graduate student in earth sciences at Syracuse University has discovered evidence of a meteor impact in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

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Passion for education and the extended family of CienciaPR

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During my PhD, I really missed being close to my family in Orocovis and interacting with other Puerto Ricans that also wanted to contribute ideas to the scientific development of the island. I wasn’t sure where to start so I decided to invite Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos, a professor at Yale University, to offer a seminar to students and professors of my program at Brandeis University. Daniel agreed, and without realizing it, I got involved in one of the most rewarding projects of my professional life.

We are our volunteers

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Ciencia Puerto Rico exists and is a vibrant community thanks to the commitment, passion, and work of dozens of volunteers.  There are many who throughout the years have given their time, ideas and knowledge to make our organization what it is today.

To celebrate this, our tenth anniversary, we will be sharing stories of CienciaPR Team members. These anecdotes will highlight stories not only how our volunteers have played a leading role in the achievements of the organization, but also how they are an example that one can work for a better Puerto Rico, no matter where one lives.  

Puerto Rican scientist preserves treasures from the past for future generations

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Puerto Rican scientist Julio del Hoyo-Meléndez works at the Cracovia National Museum in Poland, where he contributes to the preservation of objects.

 

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Puerto Ricans at NASA

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Although the exact numbers are not known, it seems like there is an increasing number of Puerto Ricans working at NASA. Most of them are engineers and alumni of the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. There are many others that work in budgeting, finance and communications, among other administrative duties.

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Yale bets on Ciencia Puerto Rico's model

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The newly formed Yale Ciencia Initiative will expand access to scientific knowledge, experiences, and careers among communities or populations traditionally underrepresented in, or underserved by, the scientific enterprise, the university has announced.

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