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Dr. Mayda Velasco: Bringing the Universe Home

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Dr. Mayda Velasco, Puerto Rican physicist at Northwestern University
Puerto Rican physicist Dr. Mayda Velasco (Copyright: Ramon "Tonito" Zayas for El Nuevo Día)

Dr. Mayda Velasco is a world-renowned physicist who thinks big—from understanding the universe’s smallest components to building scientific capacity in Puerto Rico and Latin America.

In a building overlooking the ocean in Old San Juan, an eclectic group of people—young and old, women and men, citizens of many countries—are working to understand the structure and evolution of the universe. They have come together at Colegio de Física Fundamental e Interdisciplinaria de las Américas (College of Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Physics of the Americas).

First Puerto Rican woman to be named president of Mycological Society of America

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Dr. Sharon A. Cantrell became the first Puerto Rican woman to be appointed to the presidency of the Mycologycal Society of America, an organization that brings together scientists dedicated to the study of fungi and which was founded in 1932. Dr. Cantrell is a professor at the School of Natural Sciences and Technology of the Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. She obtained her baccalaureate (Biology) and masters (Biology / Mycology) at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. In 1996 she completed his PhD in Phytopathology - Mycology at the University of Georgia in Athens. Currently her research is directed to fungal ecology, climate change, extreme environments, taxonomy and systematics.

The WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program for Female Assistant Professors

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The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.

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Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program

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The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel the development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their research careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design

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Campamento de verano gratuito para niñas de escuela superior interesadas en STEM

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Applications for WiSci STEM Camp 2018 in Namibia just opened! WiSci Camp is an all-expenses paid program for girls from around the world, taking place from June 16 – 28, 2018. You can check this video of last year's WiSci: https://www.iam-thefilm.com/archives/

 

If you know any girl who:

• is 15-18 years old and interested in learning more about STEAM fields

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*** FASEB Excellence in Science Award para féminas en ciencias biológicas ***

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Founded in 1912, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) was originally created by three independent scientific organizations to provide a forum in which to hold educational meetings, develop publications, and disseminate biological research results.

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Carla Restrepo: Leaving a mark with ecological studies

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Dr. Carla Restrepo

At some point in our lives we have asked questions regarding the environment, the animals that inhabit planet earth, and climatic conditions. How does an increase in temperature could affect some organisms? How do small changes in a specific environment can have a large-scale effect on our planet? How does human activity affect our bodies of water? These are some of the questions that Dr. Restrepo, an ecologist and professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras, is attempting to answer through her research projects.

Solicita al 2017 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp, un campamento para niñas entre 15-18 años

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The applications for WiSci Malawi, taking place July 30-August 15, 2017 at the Malawi University of Science and Technology are open!  We are excited to welcome young women of Malawi, the United States, Rwanda, Liberia, Uganda, Zambia and Tanzania from the ages of 15-18 to apply to learn STEAM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, and Mathematics) hands on with instruction from the likes of Intel and Google, and more.

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