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UPR Humacao fosters gender equality in robotics

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The University of Puerto Rico - Humacao in a collaborative effort with the Residential Center of Educational Activities in Ceiba are working on the proyect, Cybernetic girls are femenine. This program will educate ninth grade girls in robotic courses in order to increase the number of women in STEM fields.

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Polytechnic University receives important federal grant

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San Juan, Puerto Rico – The Hispanic Serving Institutions Program from the Department of Education of the United States assigned more than 10 million federal dollars to the Polytechnic University to develop programming aimed at increasing the number of students in STEM fields.

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Science communication through social media

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As part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of Ciencia Puerto Rico, we have been collecting stories from our volunteers to celebrate them and the work they do while also sharing with you the team's vision for CienciaPR’s future.  We want to remind you that the crowdfunding campaign #ConCienciaPR is still active! If you haven’t had the chance yet, please help us continue with our science education and promotion initiatives.  Please visit bit.ly/ConCienciaPR to make your donation. Thanks!

Today, we share the story of Elvin Estrada of Peñuelas, who has been a volunteer for CienciaPR for almost 3 years.

Epicenter of innovation #include<a-thon>

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To support the development of technology innovation, the student organization Include Girls, will host the second edition of e#include<a-thon> on October 22-23, 2016 at the University Center of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.

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Four science teachers from Puerto Rico will receive NSF award from President Obama

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Four science teachers from Puerto Rico will receive the National Science Foundation's Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from President Obama. 

Esther Álvarez Meléndez- San Ignacio de Loyola

Carmen Olmo- Saint John's School

Nelson Franqui Flores- Saint John's School

Keyla Soto Hidalgo- University High School of the University of Puerto Rico

 

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UPR at Aguadilla achieves historic academic progress

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The University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla achieves historic academic progress in STEM fields.

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Latina Science Outreach and Diversity Advocate Is Among 65 Inspiring Women in STEM Award Winners

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Dr. Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer, Vice-Director for Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) and Science Outreach Program Manager for iBiology, has been selected to receive the 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

This award honors women who work to make a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Dr. Feliú-Mójer will be featured, along with 64 other recipients, in the September 2016 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

The Arecibo Observatory recruits students for research program

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San Juan - The Arecibo Observatory is recruiting students from 9th-12th grade to particpate in an intensive research program next semester. The program will last ten saturdays and will focus on designing and developing a research project related to planetary sciences and the habitability of humans in space.

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A decade of meteorology camp at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus

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The PR Weather Camp is an initiative led by the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. The program has been running for a decade with the educational mission to reach pre-college students and introduce them to environmental and meterological sciences.

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