Frances Colón

Puerto Rican scientist one of 40 Women to Watch

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Congratulations to Borinqueña Dr. Frances Colón who was recently named one of 40 over 40 Women to Watch who are reinventing and disrupting and making an impact!


 

Bio: Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State; previously Science and Environment Adviser for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State.

Innovating in Field of Work:

Sharing Ana Roqué de Duprey's Legacy

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Recently, Dr. Frances Colón, Deputy Science and Technoogy Advisor for the U.S. Secretary of State, shared the legacy of pioneer scientist and feminist Ana Roqué de Duprey. The story is part of a White House project to share the untold stories of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

Scientist, Diplomat and Puerto Rican

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Francés Colón is a scientist that serves as the Acting Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State. She has a bachelors and masters from the University of Puerto Rico and a PhD in developmental Neurobiology from Brandeis University.

 

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Startup community and Hispanic Heritage Foundation bring technology to schools

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The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Code4PuertoRico joined forces to teach programming at the Gerardo Sellés Solá School in Caguas yesterday, as part of the LOFT Initiative.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and its sponsors also recognized Daniel Suárez, NASCAR driver; Puerto Rican STEM leader Frances Colón; and eight secondary school students from all over Puerto Rico.

 

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Second Tertulia CienciaPR: Science Policy

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We continually hear in the news discussion about topics of global significance such as energy or health reforms, national security, global warming, the food crisis, and the fiscal budget and its impact on innovation and competitiveness, among others. Although seemingly unrelated to each other, in order to be resolved all of these issues need to include considerations about science.

It is precisely at the interface of science, society and government where "science policy" lives; it is an area dedicated to applying, incorporating or translating science and technology knowledge and findings in order to develop well-informed policies or programs for the common good.

Beyond the Laboratory: Promoting Scientific Dialogue, from Puerto Rico to D.C.

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Dra. Frances Colón
La Dra. Frances Colón es Asesora en Ciencia y Tecnología para la Secretaria de Estado de los Estados Unidos.

There is no doubt that science and technology have a great impact on our lives. Transportation, media, medical advances and what we know about the Universe and the human body, are the result of scientific knowledge and its applications.

Science is also inseparable from the economy, politics, law and education. The decision-making process concerning the preservation of our ecosystems, or in which areas of research to invest funding in order to stimulate solutions to social problems, can and should be informed by scientific data.

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