Dr. Carlos Ríos Velázquez, professor at the UPR- Mayagüez will receive award for mentoring hundred students through his career at the Society for Advancing Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference in Maryland.
Dr. Ríos Velázquez also serves as the SACNAS-UPRM faculty mentor.
Students from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras (UPR-RP), shone bright again in the recent edition of the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) by obtaining 8 awards in various categories. This is the largest professional conference for students in the field of biomedical and behavioral science that takes place in the United States (US) and this year it took place in San Antonio, Texas.
Some 57 students from the on campus undergraduate research programs "Minority Access to Research Career (MARC)" and "Research Inititative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)" participated in the event and presented 31 scientific works as posters and oral presentations.
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El Nuevo Día
Comunicado de Prensa UPR Río Piedras
The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Río Piedras Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Program received $7 millon for the training and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students in the departments of Biology and Chemistry.
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Born in the mountainous central region of Puerto Rico, Johary Rivera-Meléndez was inspired to study chemistry through the urging of her high school chemistry teacher in Orocovis. However, after being accepted at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, it was the support she received from her professors that helped her keep that dream alive. “It has not been an easy journey, but I have had amazing people around me who have motivated me to keep on going,” says Rivera-Meléndez, who is pursuing a Ph.D.