Antiracist Recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Include Contributions from CienciaPR

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The new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recognizes that racism has produced systemic barriers that limit full participation in science and medicine and offers concrete actions to break them down, thus promoting justice and inclusion. Puerto Rican scientist Dr. Giovanna Guerrero Medina, was chosen for her expertise and leadership as executive director of the organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) to be a member of the committee that issued the document.

Puerto Rican students receive awards in prestigious scholarship programs

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We would like to congratulate Dr. Nicolle Rosa Mercado, a Borinqueña who was recently selected for the ultra-competitive Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program. A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey, and Yale University for her PhD, Nicolle was also part of our Yale Science Academy program in 2017. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University.

Reflections on the Aspen Ideas Festival

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A few weeks ago I attended the Aspen Ideas Festival, where I was one of 300 scholars from around the world. I was also one of eight Cenadores—a group working to empower Puerto Rican civil society.

I arrived in Aspen prepared—and actually looking forward—to being challenged by new ideas, different points of view and stepping out of my comfort zone.

My elevator pitch was set. I was ready to tell anybody I met how I combine my scientific training with technology to engage scientific communities to crowd-source initiatives and resources to transform science education.

“Hello, my name is Mónica, I am a scientist and science communicator…”

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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