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Science: in English, Spanish or Bilingual?

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In a study published in Critical Inquiry in Language Studies scientists at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez looked at bilingual literacy in Puerto Rico, a country where instruction is predominantly in Spanish and science teaching at the college level often involves the use of both English and Spanish. The authors found professors used three main strategies: using mostly Spanish and English when referring to technical terms; using bilingual teaching materials and diagrams; and assigning English-language readings but discussed them in Spanish.

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Science: in English, Spanish or Bilingual?

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In a study published in Critical Inquiry in Language Studies scientists at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez looked at bilingual literacy in Puerto Rico, a country where instruction is predominantly in Spanish and science teaching at the college level often involves the use of both English and Spanish. The authors found professors used three main strategies: using mostly Spanish and English when referring to technical terms; using bilingual teaching materials and diagrams; and assigning English-language readings but discussed them in Spanish.

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Puerto Rican educator will visit the South Pole for scientific research with PolarTREC

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(San Juan, Puerto Rico – 1 de abril de 2013) - Professor Armando Caussade, an astronomer and educator from Puerto Rico, has been selected to participate in a scientific mission at the South Pole's Amundsen-Scott Station. He will depart on December 2014 for a stay of three weeks. Caussade was selected by the National Science Foundation's PolarTREC program, which pairs educators with scientists working at various research facilities at the Earth's poles. Mr. Caussade will perform research on neutrinos using the IceCube telescope.

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Ciencia Puerto Rico is profiled as a model to increase diversity in the sciences

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San Juan, PR - Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), an online network designed in 2006 to connect people interested in science and Puerto Rico, has been profiled in the prestigious scientific journal PLoS Biology as a model to link scientists from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and increase their visibility and ability to reach out to their communities.

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New SACNISTA PhD Profile: Researcher, Role Model, Advocate – Dr. Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer

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Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer didn’t know she could be a scientist until she was in college. Born and raised in the small town of Vega Alta in Puerto Rico, Feliú-Mójer was passionate about exploring the natural world as a girl, but her K-12 science classes did not make direct links between her local environs and the scientific concepts covered. It wasn’t until she met her first real scientist, biology professor Dr. Agnes Martínez Lahoz at the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamón, that her idea about what she could do in the world changed.

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Fondos de NSF para investigación en educación científica formal e informal

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What are the big questions concerning informal and formal STEM learning? What are the questions with special relevance for Hispanics?

RESEARCH THE BIG INFORMAL and FORMAL STEM LEARNING QUESTIONS.

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