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Forging an education at the service of Puerto Rico

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We are launching the Educación al Servicio (Education in Service) Blog! To being, we would like to review our CienciaPR initiatives and contributions in the area of STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and how these have evolved to influence the educational environment within and outside the classroom.

From the website to the classroom

Open call for girls interested in being Science and Technology ambassadors in Puerto Rico

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Deadline extended to Friday, May 24, 2019. 

Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) and Johnson & Johnson, invite 9th to 11th grade girls who are interested in learning more about careers in science, technology, engineering to apply to "Seeds of Success – STEM Girl Ambassadors Program"(http://bit.ly/semillas-triunfo). 

Science will not thank you: volunteer anecdote

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“Doing science” is to generate knowledge. The process of generating knowledge does not involve any feelings nor does it allow you to know if your findings have any value or not.

This is because science is a human and social process.  The people who give value to the new knowledge generated are the scientists themselves who are people just like you and me.

A dream within a dream

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I've had all kinds of dreams when I sleep. Some are very long and strange but others are just funny. Those dreams while I sleep have always been a mystery to me, but are not part of my favorite moments. Daydreaming is what I really enjoy. I like to imagine how things would be if I do something to make them happen. They say, " It costs nothing to dream". I add that "to achieve your dreams is worth everything."

Science for Girls

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Aurora Rivera Arguinzoni

The ambassadors of the Ciencia Puerto Rico Semillas de Triunfo program have started to run programs to promote STEM in their schools and communities. There will be a total of 105 projects from the participants of the program. The program hosted 159 female students from 116 schools in 54 municipalities in Puerto Rico.

To watch a video from one of the projects:

http://www.elnuevodia.com/videos/noticias/locales/formandolasfuturascientificasdelpais-189824/ 

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Creating awareness of the role of science in Puerto Rican culture and society through our Seeds of Success

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Traditionally, the week of November 19th schools across our archipelago celebrate the discovery of Puerto Rico by taking the opportunity to reflect on our heritage, our culture, and Puerto Ricans of which we are proud.

Following your passion

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Last Saturday will stay with me forever. It was September 5th, 2015 and I had traveled to Puerto Rico (3,600+ miles and over 10 hours) for the second workshop of the Semillas de Triunfo (Seeds of Success) STEM Ambassadors Program, in Humacao. This program, created by Ciencia Puerto Rico in collaboration with Yale University and the Amgen Foundation, gives middle school girls the opportunity to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and explore how through these disciplines they can become leaders and agents of change in their communities. The program is near and dear to my heart and me and my colleagues have been working really hard on it (three workshops down, one to go).

CienciaPR inicia talleres para forjar a las futuras científicas de Puerto Rico

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San Juan, Puerto Rico. – La organización sin fines de lucro Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), la Universidad Yale, y la Fundación Amgen darán inicio a la serie de talleres del programa “Semillas de Triunfo” que le brindará la oportunidad a niñas de séptimo a noveno grado de adentrarse al mundo de las  carreras en ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas (STEM, por sus siglas en inglés). Los talleres que comienzan este próximo sábado, 22 de agosto en el Recinto de Ciencias Médicas en San Juan, serán liderados por un grupo de científicas e ingenieras puertorriqueñas destacadas en sus campos profesionales y que buscan inspirar a  una nueva generación de “Niñas Embajadoras en STEM” para beneficio de sus comunidades.

CienciaPR y Amgen Foundation launch program to develop future female scientists in Puerto Rico

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CienciaPR and the Amgen Foundation launched "Semillas de Triunfo" a program STEM and leadership program for young Puerto Rican girls, 7th to 9th grade.

 

The original version of this article is in Spanish.

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Enerys Pagán - A Borinqueña leader promoting scientific research among our youth

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Faced with a difficult problem, many throw their hands up and say "it is what it is", but instead of problems, a leader sees opportunities. Enerys Pagán, a young Puerto Rican woman who is currently a junior at the Brígida Álvarez Rodríguez Specialized School for Science and Mathematics in the town of Vega Baja, saw a problem in the lack of participation of Puerto Ricans boys and girls in science fairs and she decided to do something about it.

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