CIRE2N welcomes all students, professors and researchers to this new academic year.
Summer is almost over, and with it the Nano Envi Summer Camp succesfully finished it's second edition. In the video, the participants of the summer camp enjoy its ending and celebrate all their achievements. The groups presented their research and how they plan to deliver what they learnt to the classroom. The student- teacher groups also created an idea of an extracurricular activity to make in their school during the year. #NSFfunded #NSFCrest
During the first week of the Nano Envi Summer Camp both students and teachers attended workshops that are going to help them throughout their journey as part time researchers. One of these workshops was given by Dr. Liz Diaz, one of CIRE2N's CoPI. She did a presentation on how to communicate science effectively, being a researcher and a communicator herself. The workshop was very dynamic. Dr. Diaz created activities that made it possible for students and teachers to understand what she means when she says science can be accesible to all through the act of effective communication. #NSFfunded [...]
In order to promote excellence in science education for high schools, CIRE2N will sponsor a five week summer research program, from june 10 to July 3, 2019; created specifically for teachers and high school students. This program will allow 10 student-teacher pairs to be trained to do research about Environmental Nanotechnology in one of the laboratories of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. During the summer, participants will elaborate a research proposal to continue it during the semester and another one for an educational activity to be made in their school. Benefits: Workshops will be given on proposal writing, [...]
Cire2n students are working hard in the design of Nano-Ambiente. An educational journal that seeks to make Nanotechnology and Environmental Science accesible to the community. Stay tuned for more details. We will be announcing the release soon. #NSFfunded #NSFCrest
Article by: Manny Morone Credit: Jon Grimm While synthesizing fluorescent dyes like these, Jon Grimm of Janelia Research Campus often has to mask or “protect” parts of his molecules with functional groups that are less reactive. This step allows him to modify one part of the dye molecule without undoing the work he did on another. The protected versions of the molecules are colorless. But when Grimm adds sodium hydroxide or tetra-n-butylammonium fluoride (TBAF) to the protected molecules, they lose their protecting groups, revealing their colors and fluorescing under ultraviolet light. Grimm works with Janelia’s chief toolmaker Luke [...]
Cristian Román-Palacios discusses how to deal with the bureaucracy and make a great case for yourself.
The petals of a range of flowers harbour repeated patterns of nanostructures that show similar levels of disorder across species. This degree of disorder produces a blue halo of scattered light that helps bees to find flowers.
During a visit to Cayey Christian Academy, Cire2n students presented interactive demonstrations to the whole school. There were students from all ages attending and participating in the demonstrations, from prescholars to high schoolers. The group that visited the school is led by Marielys Torres Díaz and is made up of another five Cire2n students. Ashley Vázquez, Astrid Carolina, Ernesto Vázquez, Keishla Robles and Jessica Pazol. #NSFfunded #NSFCrest