Former LUQ Schoolyard student, Rocío del Mar Avilés Mercado, receives more recognition for her Investigation
Today, Wednesday, August 30, 2017, three different media disseminated news about the recognition that Ms. Avilés Mercado, former student of our LTER Schoolyard Program, received for her research work on Molecular Biology.
- The science related network "Ciencia Puerto Rico" published a blog on the prize (3rd place) she received during the " China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC)" that was sponsored by SEED (Summer Research Internship Program for Economically Disadvantaged High School Students) of the Natural Science Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, and the American Chemistry Society (ACM) of the United States: https://www.cienciapr.org/es/blogs/cerebros-boricuas/joven-puertorriquena-es-galardonada-en-china-por-investigacion-en-biologia
- "El Vocero de Puerto Rico", a local newspaper, published the same news in its website emphasizing the fact that she is the first Puertorrican woman to participate and win in this contest: http://www.elvocero.com/educacion/boricua-es-galardonada-en-china-por-investigaci-n-en-biolog/article_0d6af4ae-8d96-11e7-8517-cff020cd81d5.html.
- UPR's online News also covered this event explaining that this success was due to her participation and the "Ability and Creativity in Scientific Research" award she received at the "Intel International Science and Engineering Fair" (Intel ISEF), celebrated in California last May (2017): http://www.uprrp.edu/?p=14376
We published the later in this website on July 10 of the current year: http://luq.lternet.edu/article/2017/07/10/former-luq-schoolyard-student-obtains-intel-isef-award