Join #CienciaBoricua events at SACNAS!

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Add #CienciaBoricua events to your personal calendar at SACNAS! From October 27th to the 29th the Puerto Rico Convention Center will be filled with the flavor, knowledge, and strength of Puertorican science. Several members of our CienciaPR team and community will speak at panels, present posters, and facilitate professional development workshops. We’ve made it easy for you not to miss a beat!

Three Puerto Ricans Participate in Prestigious STEM Career Leadership Program

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Adolfo Rodríguez Velázquez

The University of Puerto Rico graduates are in Washington, D.C. this week along with 17 other professionals from the United States.

Three Puerto Ricans were chosen to be part of the 2022 Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute, a prestigious leadership program for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which is taking place this week in Washington, D.C.

Read the full story in the spanish version.


Passion for education and the extended family of CienciaPR

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During my PhD, I really missed being close to my family in Orocovis and interacting with other Puerto Ricans that also wanted to contribute ideas to the scientific development of the island. I wasn’t sure where to start so I decided to invite Dr. Daniel Colón Ramos, a professor at Yale University, to offer a seminar to students and professors of my program at Brandeis University. Daniel agreed, and without realizing it, I got involved in one of the most rewarding projects of my professional life.

Several Puerto Rican students received awards at SACNAS conference

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Several Puerto Rican students from different institutions in Puerto Rico received awards at the SACNAS (Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Sciences) conference in October.

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#SACNAS2015: Expand Your Network: Identifying Advisors, Mentors & Sponsors

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During the 2015 SACNAS National Conference, Drs. Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer and Yaihara Fortis-Santiago from Ciencia Puerto Rico took part in this workshop offering tips and advice on how you can support your career advancement by cultivating a professional and personal network by identifying advisors, mentors and sponsors. Presented at the 2015 SACNAS National Conference by Drs. Mary García-Cazarín, Yaihara Fortis-Santiago, Kermin Martínez-Hernández, Nahyr Rovira-Figueroa, and Mónica Feliú-Mójer. 

#SACNAS2015: Social Media and Effective Science Communication

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[Updated November 4, 2015]


First, a reflection:

Access to science opportunities—to the privilege and power of science—is not equitable nor equal. This was my truth—and that of many people I know—growing up. I didn't have much access to role models, to programs, to information. I didn't know I could be a scientist. Once I became a scientist I made it my mission to leverage my knowledge and privilege to make science accessible to people like me. 

Dr. Ríos Velázquez at the UPR- Mayagüez receives award for mentoring students

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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. 




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