RUM Steel Bridge Team takes first place in Canada

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The Steel Bridge team, from the Civil Engineering and Surveying Department (INCI) of the University of Mayagüez Campus (RUM), won first place overall at the Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition (CNSBC), an event held at Western Ontario University in Canada. 

The collegiate group, composed of 14 students, achieved first place in the following categories: Lightness, Construction Economy, Cost Estimate, Construction Speed, and Circular Engineering. It also took third place in the Aesthetics category. 

Prior to this first place, the students obtained third place in the regional competitions of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which allowed them to qualify for the U.S. national competitions for the ninth consecutive year. 

RUM Ex-Alumni leads Special NASA Launch

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Press Release                                        Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

Engineer Javier Ocasio Pérez, a graduate of the Computer Engineering Department of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM), led the Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

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Catedrática del RUM seleccionada como miembro del Centro de Revisión Científica del Instituto Nacional de Salud

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La doctora Maribella Domenech García, catedrática del Departamento de Ingeniería Química (INQU) del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM) de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR), fue seleccionada por el Instituto Nacional de Salud (NIH) como miembro de su Centro de Revisión Científica, distinción otorgada por la competencia en su disciplina de estudio, así como los logros de su carrera sustentados por su labor investigativa, publicaciones y galardones, entre otros méritos profesionales. 

RUM entrepreneurs launch the Walty smart pot

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Their passion for entrepreneurship and innovation, led two students from the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) to launch their most recent product on the market: Walty, an intelligent pot capable of generating its own water and water the plants automatically.

Karlos L. Miranda Garcés, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (INME) and his partner Kevin Rivera, who recently graduated from Electrical Engineering (INEL), are the founders of the emerging company Watric Energy Solutions, focused on achieving sustainability through innovation and technology, who made the first part of a dream come true that they aspire to expand with a view to contributing to society.

You can read the full story in the Spanish version of this post.

Outstanding participation of the RUM SAE Aero Design team in aircraft design competition

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The RUM Air Aero Design team from the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), completed a brilliant performance by obtaining first place in the technical presentation of the Micro Class; second place in the technical reports for the Regular Class, Micro Class and Advanced Class categories; and in the flight test part, they got a second place overall for the Micro Class, third place in Flight Performance for Regular Class, and overall for the Regular and Advanced Class categories, in the SAE Aero Design competition, held this summer in Lakeland, Florida.

RUM Welcomes New Professors

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Dr. Agustín Rullán Toro, the rector of the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), welcomed the twenty-seven newly hired professors, who will begin teaching at the institution at the beginning of the academic semester on Thursday, August 12, 2021.

The complete story is available on the Spanish version of the website. 


UPR Mayagüez is again the Puerto Rican university with the most NSF scholarship recipients

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The Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) became, once again, the Puerto Rican higher education institution with the largest number of scholarship recipients of the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) that grants the National Science Foundation (NSF).

This year, the honor went to 11 schoolboys: Lee Roger Chevres Fernández, Ian González Amador, Christian José Lagares, José A. Lasalde Ramírez, Edgard Alvin Lebrón Rodríguez, Cristina Lorenzo Velázquez, Diego Rafael Ramos Ortiz, Daniela Marina Rivera Mirabal, Gabriel Sánchez Velázquez, Hosea Amos Santiago Cruz and Elizabeth Torres De Jesús, all students and graduates of the RUM.

UPR Mayagüez professor is the first Hispanic to obtain an important award for highway engineering

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Dr. Benjamín Colucci Ríos, professor of the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying (INCI) of the Mayagüez Campus (RUM) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), became the first Puerto Rican and Hispanic-American to receive the Wilbur S. Smith, in the 2021 edition, an award granted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

SuSWEF: Ciencia Boricua para un Mejor Puerto Rico

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Investigadores del RUM en colaboración con peritos de la Universidad de Carolina del Sur estudian métodos para mejorar el manejo y reutilización de biomasa, optimizar prácticas agrícolas, y educar al público general sobre los problemas que obstaculizan un Puerto Rico auto-sostenible. 

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