Premio para Educadores que promueven las ciencias de cómputos

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The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award publicly celebrates high school educators who encourage girls’ interest and participation in technology pursuits. Educator Award recipients form a national community of peers, share practices, and empower other educators to encourage the participation of girls in computing.





Reactivating our "Boricua Brains"

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Each year, a great number of Puerto Rican scientists are distinguished with prestigious prizes and awards. In Puerto Rico, the United States and in many parts of the world, Puerto Rican scientific talent makes itself known. Being the only network of Puerto Rican scientists in the world, it is our job to celebrate the achievements and recognitions of the members of our community.

Thus, it is with great pleasure that we announce the re-activation of our "Cerebros Boricuas" (“Puerto Rican brains”) blog.

Our intention with this blog is to recognize the accomplishments of CienciaPR members.  Our goal: to promote and celebrate the Puerto Rican scientific talent, motivating current and future generations of scientists.

UPR students received awards at ABRCMS at Tennessee

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Several students from Puerto Rican institutions were awarded at the Annual Biomedical Reseacrh Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)at Tennessee.

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Celebrating the great talent of the Puerto Rican scientific community

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Dear Friends,

The last month has been one of many achievements for the scientific community of Puerto Rico.

At CienciaPR we want celebrate these achievements and give more visibility to these scientific heroes that raise the profile of Puerto Rican science around the world. 

Here we highlight a few of these recent recognitions. If you have others to share with the CienciaPR community, please send a message to

Student from Puerto Rico is awarded first prize in nanoscience at an NSF in Washington, DC

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Nicole Blanco-Vicéns, student in the Departament of Industrial Engineering and member of the Applied Optimization Group of Dr. Mauricio Cabrera-Ríos, won first prize in the nanosciences category in a poster competition that took place during the 2013 NSF Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, held in Washington DC from February 28 to March 3rd. 

The CienciaPR team and her group and department are very proud of her success and congratulate this young scientist on her achievements. 

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Advancing Society with Science

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Daniel Colón-Ramos, receiving AAAS prize
CienciaPR's founder and Yale University professor, Daniel Colón-Ramos, receiving the 2011 AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science.

The answer to many of the environmental, health, social and economic challenges faced by modern society lay in the advancement of science, engineering and innovation. Thus, scientists and engineers must play a role in making science accessible to the public they aim to help with their discoveries.

Organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) aim to increase communication between the scientists and the public to "advance science and serve society."

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