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SHPE's Women In Leadership Summit

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This past Friday, April 20th, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) hosted their first ever Women in Leadership Summit, where they had a panel of guests talk about their careers and their trajectory. The roster of guests was full of women, with Alexandra Lúgaro, Ada Monzón, Gretchen Clavell, Daneris Fernández, Dr. Madeline Torres Lugo, and Dr. Mari Luz Zapata, as well as Mariano Vela, a guest speaker from Chevron.

Rebuilding Science Education in Puerto Rico

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This past September, back-to-back hurricanes devastated Puerto Rico. The archipelago had already been struggling with a decade-long economic recession, fragile infrastructure and floundering institutions. Irma and Maria plunged Puerto Rico into an even deeper crisis. But could these natural disasters create once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for change?

María, el cambio climático y la salud (infográfico)

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María, el cambio climático y el bienestar humano

El paso de María e Irma por Puerto Rico ha dejado grabado imágenes de destrucción por parte de los huracanes e inundaciones asociadas al cambio climático en las mentes puertorriqueñas. La sucesión de estos ciclones intensos que han arrasado a través del Caribe en las semanas pasadas, han levantado el debate sobre su relación con el cambio climático, dado que mayores temperaturas se esperan alimenten huracanes más fuertes. El evento fue descrito como un "tornado de 50 a 60 millas de ancho atravezando Puerto Rico" por el meteorólogo Jeff Weber de NCAR. 

Injured beaches: erosion amplifies after Irma

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Kenneth Matos

Maritza Barreto Orta, marine geologist, explained that the damage caused by the wind and wave impact of Hurricane Irma, has led to an amplification in the beach erosion of the northeast of the Island.

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Cambio climático y la crisis fiscal: infograma sobre las renovables en Puerto Rico como solución.

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Puerto Rico apuesta a reinventarse como una economía a base de conocimiento para competir globalmente, consolidándose como líder en sectores emergentes. La iniciativa empresarial creativa puede aportar a crear un ambiente empresarial atractivo para nuevos negocios. La industria renovable como parte de una reforma energética debe ser central para posicionar a Puerto Rico como paladín en avance especializado de nuevas tecnologías y para solucionar la crisis financiera.

Science Institution Can Help Alleviate Puerto Rico’s Crisis—If It’s Free of Political Interference

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CienciaPR Member and Kendall Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists gives his perspective about proposed changes to the Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust

Light pollution gradually decreases

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

According to nocturnal maps of our planet made public by NASA, light pollution in Puerto Rico exhibited a gradual reduction between 2012 and 2016. The most notable reductions can be seen in the Central Range, Culebra and some areas of the metropolitan area of San Juan.

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Dependent UPR?

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Abel Baerga

Due to the fiscal reality of Puerto Rico, the myth that the University of Puerto Rico is excessively dependent on the government has propagated. This belief is sustained by distorted numbers and statistics, without considering the efforts that have been taken to make it more sustainable in the future.

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From Collection to the Digitization of Caribbean Plant Specimens

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   Imagine you are walking around your ideal natural paradise in the Caribbean. To me, that would be hiking a trail at 'El Yunque' deep into the tropical forest, gazing at one of its majestic waterfalls. While busy contemplating your surroundings, a flower you have never encounter before, mesmerizes you. You quickly get closer and use your senses to learn more about this beauty. After an initial observation, a few questions usually follow in our minds including: What is the name of this plant/species? Is it native to this region or is it originally from a different place? And, could this be an endangered species?

From Collection to Digitization of Puerto Rican and Caribbean Plant Specimens

Kristian Saied-Santiago's picture

   Imagine you are walking around your ideal natural paradise in the Caribbean. To me, that would be hiking a trail at 'El Yunque' deep into the tropical forest, gazing at one of its majestic waterfalls. While busy contemplating your surroundings, a flower you have never encounter before, mesmerizes you. You quickly get closer and use your senses to learn more about this beauty. After an initial observation, a few questions usually follow in our minds including: What is the name of this plant/species? Is it native to this region or is it originally from a different place? And, could this be an endangered species?

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