Supporting seniors through science and community engagement

Mónica Ivelisse Feliú-Mójer's picture

The Coalición de Residentes de Vivienda Publica del Área Metropolitana (CRVPAM; Coalition of Public Housing Residents of the Metropolitan Area, in English) in collaboration with Laboratorio de Ciencia Comunitaria, a program of the non-profit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), celebrated today the “Feria de Servicios para Adultos Mayores” (Services Fair for Seniors). The event was the culmination of a series of workshops and activities to provide tools, training, and alternatives to improve the quality of life of older adults through science and community engagement.        

Peer-reviewed paper highlights impact of our program Seeds of Success

Wilson Gonzalez-Espada's picture

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers are growing at an accelerated pace and pay well. However, Puerto Rican women are still underrepresented in these fields, especially in engineering, physical and computer sciences. 
The "Semillas de Triunfo" (Seeds of Success) program of the organization Ciencia Puerto Rico, offers each school year, a complementary curriculum with the goal of increasing girls' exposure to science, meeting Puerto Rican and Latina scientists who serve as mentors and role models, connecting STEM fields with the culture and context of their communities, and helping girls develop leadership skills and see themselves as capable of being successful in these disciplines.

The Yale Ciencia Academy welcomes a new class of young science leaders

Giovanna Guerrero-Medina's picture

This summer, 16 young science leaders from 15 institutions across the U.S. and Puerto Rico kicked off their year as fellows of the NIH-funded Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development. Led by Yale University’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the non-profits Ciencia Puerto Rico and Science Communication Labs, YCA equips biomedical and health sciences PhD students from historically marginalized backgrounds with the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to find great postdoctoral positions that will further their academic interests and career goals. 

Thank you PARACa Summer VISTA 2023 interns!

Mónica Ivelisse Feliú-Mójer's picture

This past June and July, Ciencia Puerto Rico was fortunate to host three interns of the PARACa (from the Spanish acronym for Empowerment and Retention of Agents of Change) Summer VISTA Fellowship 2023 (PARACa). We want to congratulate Isaac Correa Pagán, Natalia Ramos Rivera, and Marylys Rivera for successfully completing their internships and thank them for their valuable contributions to our team! 

Our interns worked on a variety of projects, check them out below!

Puerto Rican microbiologists celebrate

This article is reproduced by CienciaPR with permission from the original source.

CienciaPR Contribution: 




The Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists will celebrate their 60th anniversary during their annual meeting with the theme "Innovation in Microbiological Sciences". The event has a full agenda with topics of high impact and the participation of local and visiting scientists that will share the latest innovations and tendencies in microbiological sciences.

For the full article, please refer to the Spanish version of this site. 



Subscribe to Featured