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Science for Girls

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The ambassadors of the Ciencia Puerto Rico Semillas de Triunfo program have started to run programs to promote STEM in their schools and communities. There will be a total of 105 projects from the participants of the program. The program hosted 159 female students from 116 schools in 54 municipalities in Puerto Rico.

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CienciaPR receives large federal grant to promote scientific professional development

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New Haven, CT - The nonprofit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR, www.cienciapr.org) received a large grant to establish, in collaboration with Yale University, an innovative program to transform the training of young scientists in Puerto Rico and the United States. The funds, which amount to over $1.6 million over five years, were awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Opportunities in STEM careers

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Jayuya - Thousands of students in Puerto Rico are interested in STEM careers.

Read Matos Rodríguez's blog in Ciencia Puerto Rico.

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Puertorican scientists study how to improve access to graduate education

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A group of researchers at the Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) studied how different admission criteria predict the performance of a student in graduate school.

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Yale Ciencia Initiative to bring Yale science to the world

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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.

Puerto Rican scientists featured in Physics journal

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The scientific journal Physics Today, has recently featured an article about research conducted at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

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The human memory in the brain

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This article is a contribuction of Ciencia Puerto Rico to celebrate the Brain Awareness Week. 

The article explains the consolidation of memory in the human brain. 

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Puerto Rico participates in the International year of crystallography

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2014 has been designed as the International Year of Cristallography by UNESCO, this year Puerto Rico will be part of the celebration with a competition for High Schools and a Simposium that will be celebrated in July. For more info contact Dr.Juan López Garriga (787-464-5720), or Dr. Jorge L. Colón (787-402-2015) and Dr. Carlos R. Ruiz (787-319-5442). Or visti their page at http://www.cqpr1941.org.

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Puerto Rican experts indicate that communication is the key for scientists

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Daniel Colón Ramos, Professor at Yale University and co-founder of Ciencia Puerto Rico, participated in a forum organized by the National Academies in Washignton, DC. During the event Daniel explained the importance of communicating the science to the public, especially in Puerto Rico. Giovanna Guerrero, executive director of CienciaPR, also attended the event.

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Greetchen Díaz: ponceña even in the moon

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Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz, is a scientist postdoc associate that studies HPV at Nebraska University and also volunters at Ciencia Puerto Rico. This article features her story from her beginnings at Playa de Ponce until become a role model and advocate for sciences in Puerto Rico.

 

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