NanoDays, an educational festival about nanoscale science, was held today in the Malecón of Cataño City. CIRE2N celebrates this festival each year with the purpose of creating more interest in the emerging STEM field of Environmental Nanotechnology.
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, [...]
During a workshop given by Dr. Bonny Ortiz last friday, CIRE2N students learned how to make animations to educate and communicate science to the community. They'll be able to use this later to portray their research with these techniques, making science more accesible and exciting to all. March 29, 2019 the second part of this workshop will be given by Dr. Bonny Ortiz in the analytical chemistry laboratory at 9:00 a.m. #NSFfunded #NSFCrest
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.
La doctora Elvira Cuevas Viera, profesora del Departamento de Biología de la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Río Piedras (Uprrp), se convirtió en la primera puertorriqueña nombrada miembro de la Academia de Ciencias de América Latina (ACAL).
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
Inspired by the extraordinary characteristics of polar bear fur, lotus leaves and gecko feet, engineering researchers have developed a new way to make arrays of nanofibers that could bring us coatings that are sticky, repellent, insulating or light emitting, among other possibilities.