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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.

Puerto Ricans at NASA

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

Although the exact numbers are not known, it seems like there is an increasing number of Puerto Ricans working at NASA. Most of them are engineers and alumni of the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. There are many others that work in budgeting, finance and communications, among other administrative duties.

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¿Conoces un maestro o maestra de ciencias o matemáticas excepcional? ¡Nomínalos!

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Do you know a 7th-12th grade teacher who provides excellent mathematics or science instruction to his or her students? Then please consider nominating him or her for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

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Startup community and Hispanic Heritage Foundation bring technology to schools

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The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Code4PuertoRico joined forces to teach programming at the Gerardo Sellés Solá School in Caguas yesterday, as part of the LOFT Initiative.

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and its sponsors also recognized Daniel Suárez, NASCAR driver; Puerto Rican STEM leader Frances Colón; and eight secondary school students from all over Puerto Rico.

 

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1st Underwater Robotic & STEM Symposium

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On January 19, Learning by Doing celebrated the 1st Underwater Robotic & STEM Research Symposium where 118 students presented research projects with a STEM and an underwater robotics focus.

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Summer Research Opportunity at the University of Michigan (SROP)

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Research is an excellent opportunity to become more engaged in your field of study and interact with faculty members in prospective graduate schools. The University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates underrepresented in their field of study an all expenses paid opportunity to conduct intensive research. The goal is to prepare students for graduate studies at U-M.
 

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Women in STEM: Progress, Asymptote, and Equality

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In a speech to the United Nations, actress Emma Watson candidly expressed her perspective in regard to feminism, women rights, and gender equality. The speech, which called for action from men, women and the spectrum of genders, presented a realistic and somewhat grim picture of the current status of women’s rights around the world. Today, in United States we face very limited progress towards the inclusion of women in fields such as Mathematics, Computer Science, and Engineering. Presented in this article are specific statistics of women with degrees in Science and Engineering that illustrate an asymptote in progress in math-intensive fields. I conclude with ideas to inspire, integrate, and retain more women in Engineering, so that STEM may serve as a passport towards equality.  

When being Borinqueña Acquired a New Meaning

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I knew my idea was not unique, mainly because it was originated by a collective need.  Just like many others, I felt the need of having a voice and to form a space for a community that will represent the women in science of Puerto Rico. A special community dedicated to put in the spotlight Puerto Rican women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This was my personal desire, my aspiration, that I share with many other women and men who expressed their joy when the Borinqueña blog was born.

Empowering the Next Generation of Latinas in STEM Through Making

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During National Hispanic Heritage Month, Ciencia Puerto Rico and Borinqueña are celebrating the work of organizations inspiring, supporting and empowering Latinas in STEM fields. You can read this profile in Spanish here.

 

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