Dr. Ubaldo Córdova wants to make sure that young scientists and faculty in Puerto Rico have a support system for professional development.
Dr. Ubaldo M. Córdova knew from a very early age that he wanted to be a scientist. He confirmed this thought when he had to complete a special project for his geography class in high school. For this project, a shy and introvert Ubaldo, built a geography map of Puerto Rico. He designed a very precise map that marked the Island’s municipalities using colorful sand. Based on the sophistication of his design- where the different colors of sand did not mix and every piece fit perfectly- his teacher told him that he would become an engineer.
Dr. Umberto Ciri, associate professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (INME) at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (RUM), received a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study the effects of large-scale offshore wind farms associated with the climatic conditions of Puerto Rico.
Dr. Ingrid Y. Padilla Cestero, professor of the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (RUM), received recognition for becoming the first researcher from Puerto Rico to be named a GSA Fellow, after being elected as a distinguished colleague of the American Geological Society (GSA), a prestigious entity focused on the advancement of research and discovery in the geosciences.
Student Nicole Noemí Román Correa, who will begin her fourth year this semester in Software Engineering (INSO) at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM), received the Generation Google Scholarship for Women in Gaming 2022. The scholarship grants her $10,000 to cover her study expenses and an invitation to a virtual conference to meet the other winners and Google leaders.
The schoolgirl, a resident of Hatillo, is the only young woman enrolled in a Puerto Rican university who is part of the scholarship cohort, which includes 258 students from the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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The Dean's Office and College of Engineering of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM) received a $160,000 grant from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and Dominion Energy, an energy company based in the United States, with the purpose of familiarizing high school and undergraduate students with the topic of sustainable energy through a Summer Bridge Program.
June 28, 2022. San Juan, Puerto Rico - As part of New Fortress Energy's (NFE) mission to boost the communities where it operates by increasing access to quality education, the company awarded scholarships to five engineering students at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez (UPRM) to help them continue their educational journey. The recipients of the NFE emPOWER Puerto Rico 2021-2022 Scholarship at UPRM are Kevin W. Rodríguez García, Penélope O. Nieves Colón, Adriana Danielle Kleshick Segarra, Kevin Caleb Caraballo Irizarry and Miguel A. de Jesús Soto. Each student will receive $5,000 to be used for tuition and academic expenses. This is the first year that UPRM students will receive the scholarship.
The UPRM Solar Boat team, made up of students from the College of Engineering of the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus (RUM), was crowned the fastest boat in the Solar Splash 2022 competition, which was recently held in Springfield, Ohio. The boat set a time of 23.86 in the speed category, also known as the 300-meter Sprint Event.
Students Adriana D. Kleshick Segarra and Wilbert A. Ruperto Hernández, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (INME) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM), received the Jesús Sánchez Vázquez Engineering Excellence Scholarship, which in its eleventh award ceremony, amounted to $2,000 for each student in recognition of their academic excellence and outstanding work.
MUSA, the RUM Museum commemorates the birth of Dr. Agustín Stahl
The genius of Agustín Stahl survives the times. Beyond his profession as a physician, he was an artist and lover of flora and fauna. This is how he combined his multiple talents to bequeath a scientific and artistic work through the generations. This is a series of watercolors showing, with great precision, different specimens that he collected while visiting his patients in their homes.