CIRE2N tuvo su campamento de verano de nanotecnología ambiental de manera virtual por primera vez este verano. El STEAM Virtual Nanosummer Camp se llevó a cabo del 22 de junio al 2 de Julio del 2020 a través de una serie de plataformas virtuales. Esta versión virtual del Nanosummer Camp adoptó seminarios, laboratorios y demostraciones interactivas totalmente en línea a través de las plataformas de Google Meets, Zoom, y nuestra página web de CIRE2N y también, el recorrido virtual por El Yaguazo de parte del equipo del Corredor del Yaguazo Inc. Los talleres se ofrecieron a un grupo de [...]
Nuestro primer Nano Days virtual: Una labor de amor a las ciencias y compromiso con el público en tiempos de pandemia
El viernes 22 de mayo se celebró por primera vez nuestro Nano Days Virtual. Nuestro equipo de investigadores, estudiantes graduados y subgraduados trabajaron arduamente para celebrar nuestro querido Nano Days para llevar ciencia, tecnología y diversión al público en general durante la situación difícil en la que nos encontramos como país y mundo. Los participantes de CIRE2N realizaron una serie de videos demostrativos basados en temas pertinentes a su respectivo IRG. Esta actividad libre de costo se realizó a través de Facebook Live durante las horas de 10:00am a 3:00pm durante en las cuales se llevaron a cabo una [...]
There was a forum offered by proffesionals and scientists at the Facundo Bueso Building, it consisted of presentations on different topics like Climatic change, water contamination and the status of landfills in the island. Students and researchers from CIRE2N assisted the interactive forum. There were three main speakers: engineers Eduardo González and Carl Soderberg, and Dr. Christian Villalta. This was hosted by the Inter-american Association of Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Sciences (AIDIS). #NSFfunded #NSFCrest
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The Molecular Sciences Research Center hosted an open house last Friday. CIRE2N participated and gave interactive presentations to students and the open public. The Ciencia Arte gallery was on the activity as well, giving the opportunity for everyone to see it and vote. #NSFfunded #NSFCrest
Through the first two days of the week CIRE2N had a NSF Site Visit in which the board came to evaluate our researchers. On Monday, the opening activity was celebrated. After it, CIRE2N'S graduates and undergraduates presented what their research focuses on. There was as well a Ciencia Arte gallery, were students had the opportunity to compete and get creative with images about science. On Tuesday, there were meetings throughout the University in which evaluators came to see how CIRE2N has evolved. Everyone was a part of it. Professors, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students gave presentations and participated in a [...]
ACS celebrated it's 19th anual festival of Chemistry last Sunday at El Paseo de la Princesa in San Juan. Under a really sunny day, students from different universities and schools gave presententations about all the elements from the periodic table. This year's theme was Marvelous Metals: Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table. CIRE2N was assigned the element Ruthenium. This element a is very rare metal that is often used as a catalyst.
During October 21-22 there will be a NSF CREST Site Visit at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. A Site Visit, as stated by the NSF website, is the time they come to offer award administration best practices and to answer questions related to NSF expectations and Federal award administration requirements. The opening activity will be celebrated at the anfitheater of the architecture building from 8 am to 12 pm. #NSFfunded #NSFCrest Flyer
There was a workshop on Proyect Base Learning last Friday September 13, 2019. The workshop was presented by the doctoral student, Ana Fernández Ruíz. Proyect Base Learning is"an effective teaching model that focuses the learning process on a real project that is relevant to the student". In CIRE2N, we use this learning process with our students. They learn while engaging in activities and research in Environmental Nanotechnology with scientists from different universities. This workshop, that was atended by 15 CIRE2N students, helps them understand this teaching model so they know how to use it in the future. #NSFfunded #NSFCrest
Elvira Cuevas, an Ecologist and one of CIRE2N's researchers, was interviewed in the TV program Día a Día regarding the fires in the Amazon. Dr. Cuevas did her doctoral thesis in San Carlos de Río Negro in the Venezuelan Amazon. She now works with the IRG 1- Nanomaterials for Water and Soil Remediation. Video #NSFfunded #NSFCrest