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CienciaPR in a conversation with Bright Spots in Hispanic Education

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CienciaPR participated (via Google Hangouts on Air) of a conversation on STEM education with Bright Spots in Hispanic education across the U.S. Last Hispanic Heritage Month, CienciaPR was one of 230 Bright Spots recognized by the White House for their efforts to improve education for Latinos.

Sharing Ana Roqué de Duprey's Legacy

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Recently, Dr. Frances Colón, Deputy Science and Technoogy Advisor for the U.S. Secretary of State, shared the legacy of pioneer scientist and feminist Ana Roqué de Duprey. The story is part of a White House project to share the untold stories of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

Committed to action with bilingual STEM resource

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For the second time this year the non-profit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) has been recognized by The White House. This time the recognition comes for their commitment to launch The Voice of Experience, a bilingual catalog to allow Hispanic students to explore STEM careers through the voice of successful Hispanic professionals.

You can find the full list of Commitments to Action for Hispanic Education at www.ed.gov/HispanicInitiative.

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CienciaPR is recognized by the White House

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Washington, D.C. – Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR, www.cienciapr.org), the world's largest network of Puerto Rican scientists and a project managed by the Yale Ciencia Initiative, was recognized by the White House as a "Bright Spot” in Hispanic Education. The award was granted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

CienciaPR is 1 of 17 initiatives across the entire United States to be highlighted in the area of ​​science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The community, which through an innovative web-based platform brings together thousands of Hispanic scientists, students and educators worldwide, was recognized as a leader in promoting science education and careers in STEM among Hispanics.

Puerto Rican scientist and entrepreneur presents his company at The White House

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Biotech entrepreneur founds state-of-the-art laboratory in Puerto Rico (Ignacio “Nacho” Pino Mayaguez, Puerto Rico) After spending 10 years as a successful veterinarian, Ignacio “Nacho” Pino decided to dedicate himself to work that could bring state-of-the-art biotechnology research to his home of Puerto Rico. His company, CDI Laboratories, produces research-grade protein and antibody products that support scientific research on cancer, autoimmunity, and infectious diseases. Recently, CDI Labs was selected as part of a research consortium – including the University of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust – funded by the National Institutes of Health to perform research on cancer, autoimmunity, and infectious diseases.

Presidential Innovation Fellows - White House OSTP

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The Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program brings the principles, values, and practices of the innovation economy into government through the most effective agents of change we know: our people. This highly-competitive program pairs talented, diverse individuals from the innovation community with top civil servants to tackle many of our Nation’s biggest challenges, and to achieve a profound and lasting social impact.

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Puerto Rican scientists recognized by Obama foresees scientific revolution

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Washington - Puerto Rican investigator Miguel Morales, recently awarded by President Barack Obama with the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, thinks there will be a revolution in chemistry, medicine and energy and says that in 10 years drugs will be created using only computers.

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