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Nanotechnology center impacts low-income students by introducing them to STEM careers

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The Nanotechnology Center at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez impacts students in public schools on the west side of the Island, where 73% of students are below the poverty level. This program exposes students to STEM careers and encourages them to pursue higher education.

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UPR-Mayaguez student received award from the American Society For Engineering Education

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Michelle Marrero García, is a second year undergraduate student in the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. She was awarded the Best Overall Research Award at the national conference of the American Society For Engineering Education 2017 (ASEE). 

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Students from RUM awarded NSF graduate research fellowships

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Twelve students, three candidates to graduate and nine incoming students to the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (RUM), were selected to receive Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
 
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Award for Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet

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Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet, RCMI Principal Investigator at the Medical Sciences Campus was recognized by G Works and the Amgen Foundation as Distinguished Puerto Rican Women in STEM during the opening of the third PR STEM’s Up to the Challenge Education Submit held on March 7, 2017. The award was presented by Ms. Gretchen B. Guzmán, President of G Works, Inc. Dr. Fernández-Repollet shared this distinction with Dr. Álida Ortiz, Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao and an educator in aspects of use, conservation and management of coastal and marine resources of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

STEMpresarial offers entrepreneurship workshop for youth

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STEMpresarial.org will offer education workshops that combine science, technology, engineering and innovation (STEM) with entrepreneurship for youth 7-17 years old.

For more information call (939) 417-8279 or email mc12345678966@yahoo.com, or visit STEMpresarial.org. 

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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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