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Engineering students from UPR at Mayagüez won international prizes

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Twenty three engineering students from UPR at Mayagüez (RUM) won prizes at a competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in Georgia.

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They come together through shared interest in meteorology

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Wilfredo J. Burgos Matos / Taller de Estudiantes PRENSA RUM

For the sixth consecutive year, the student chapter of the Meteorological Society of Puerto Rico (SMPR) of the University of Puerto Rico's Mayagüez Campus (UPR-M), conducted the Weather Fest, an event that brought together middle and high school students with the mission of creating an interest in the discipline that explores the atmosphere.

Zuleimary Rodriguez Velez, vice president and lead organizer of the group, explained that the initiative, which was coordinated by students assigned to the UPR-M Meteorology curriculum, receives 600 to 700 students annually.

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Global resonance of Puerto Rican research

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Prestigiosa revista destaca investigación de científicos del RUM

Dos catedráticos del Departamento de Biología del Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM) participaron en un proyecto internacional, denominado Mil Genomas, cuyos resultados salen publicados en la prestigiosa revista científica Nature.

Los doctores Juan Carlos Martínez Cruzado y Tarás Oleksyk figuran entre los autores de la  publicación que detalla, entre las más de mil personas estudiadas a nivel mundial, una muestra de 55 puertorriqueños a quienes se les secuenció el genoma completo.

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National Science Foundation funding suspended for UPR

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La probatoria que enfrenta la Universidad de Puerto Rico con los fondos de la Fundación Nacional de la Ciencia (NSF) ha causado que se detengan proyectos que subsisten por medio de propuestas federales de la NSF en el Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo, adscrito al Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, y proyectos en el Centro de Recursos para Ciencias e Ingeniería, adscrito a la Administración Central de la UPR.

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A "boricua" with space citizenship

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Por Rebecca Carrero Figueroa (rebecca.carrero@upr.edu)
PRENSA RUM
viernes, 31 de agosto de 2012

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The Taino Inside: Science Helps to Decipher Our Origins

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Haplogrupo A de Puerto Rico
mtDNA can be classified in haplogroups which are specific for differents regions in the world. This figure shows the haplogroup A of PR.

Do you remember the stories about the native inhabitants of Puerto Rico that we were taught in school? Yes, the Taino Indians. They faded with the arrival of Spanish colonizers, according to the story. When exactly TaÌno ceased to exist? There is archaeological evidence indicating that the Tainos lived on the island longer than historians point, but there are still conflicting versions of both lines. Not only archaeologists and historians were interested in learning more about the Taino culture. A curious scientist that since he was a teenager was fascinated with stories about the Tainos, had in mind a number of questions, but mostly an effort to answer them.

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