You could say that the life of Dr. Daniel Colón-Ramos is one big game of connect-the-dots. A native of Palo Hincado in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico, and now associate professor at Yale University, Daniel investigates how neurons make connections to form a functional nervous system.
Dr. Colón-Ramos has taken the lessons he’s learned about connectivity and applied them beyond the bench, finding ways to link two of his loves: science and Puerto Rico.
Washington - Puerto Rican investigator Miguel Morales, recently awarded by President Barack Obama with the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, thinks there will be a revolution in chemistry, medicine and energy and says that in 10 years drugs will be created using only computers.
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The White House released the names of 102 young investigators awarded with the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. Two Puerto Rican investigators Javier Arce Nazario and Miguel Morales, are among the awardees.
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.