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Ubaldo M. Córdova: transforming research culture in Puerto Rico

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Dr. Ubaldo Córdova wants to make sure that young scientists and faculty in Puerto Rico have a support system for professional development.

Dr. Ubaldo M. Córdova knew from a very early age that he wanted to be a scientist. He confirmed this thought when he had to complete a special project for his geography class in high school. For this project, a shy and introvert Ubaldo, built a geography map of Puerto Rico. He designed a very precise map that marked the Island’s municipalities using colorful sand. Based on the sophistication of his design- where the different colors of sand did not mix and every piece fit perfectly- his teacher told him that he would become an engineer.

UPR Aguadilla competes in the 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase

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It is an online competition on research proposals that address a global problem and the public has until May 17 to vote for their favorite. 

Aguadilla, PR - The University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla is competing with its research project entitled Citizen Science as Teaching Tools in "The 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase: Access, Inclusion, and Equity" video exhibition that will be held online May 10-17 in a voting contest on social media and on its website: https://stemforall2022.videohall.com/presentations/2417.

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Federal grant establishes a virology research institute at Inter American University

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The Aguadilla Campus of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico is the only institution in Puerto Rico that will be part of a collaborative effort that will establish an Integrated Biology Institute focused on viruses. Together with researchers from four institutions in Arkansas and Maine and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), viral interactions and mechanisms at all levels of life will be studied.

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National Science Foundation Market Interview Opportunity

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Dear CienciaPR,

We are a group of students from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez and we are conducting a market investigation with the National Science Foundation about new market opportunities in the field of animal and environmental research.

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Post-Hurricane PBL Lessons (NSF)

CienciaPR, in partnership with Yale University, is carrying out a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project titled "Evaluation of disaster-related science lesson plans to promote learning continuity after Hurricane Maria", has two main phases:

A. Training teachers and middle school principals to implement PBL science lessons relevant to Puerto Rican culture and related to challenges after the hurricane (drinking water and terrestrial ecosystems)

B. Research a sample of trained schools, with the objective of:

(1) Studying the feasibility to implement science lessons that integrate project-based learning (PBL), after a natural disaster, such as a hurricane.

(2) Studying the impact on participating students on their attitudes towards science and their role in the search for solutions.

Collaborative resilience project between University of Puerto Rico campuses receives funding from NSF

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A collaborative project between the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, Río Piedras and Ponce campuses has received over $1 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Deadline extension for NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I applications for PR and USVI

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Due to the ongoing recovery efforts related to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, the NSF has decided to grant an extension to the upcoming Phase I SBIR and STTR deadlines for small businesses based in Puerto Rico and the U.S.

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NSF/ASEE Small Business Fellowships for Postdocs affected by Maria

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The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) remind the science and engineering community of the ASEE/NSF Small Business Postdoctoral Research Diversity Fellowship Program (SBPRDF).  This program places fellows within seven years of completing their Ph.D. degree in a STEM field in some of the nation’s most promising start-up companies. 

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