The RISE in STEM pilot program proposes to redesign three gateway courses at IAUPR-PC and IAUPR-BC by implementing modular course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) in a collaborative setting in physics, chemistry and biology laboratory sections. This pilot program will engage students at the beginning of their academic career in a multi-campus, multi-faculty, multi-peer leader research experience combined with academic advisement and additional activities such as research dissemination as mechanisms for improving student perceptions and performance at IAUPR (NSF award 2114401).
We are recruiting peer leaders for our project! If you are interested, please follow the instructions established in the following document. (PDF document)
Dr. Merlis P. Alvarez-Berrios
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Science and Technology, Ponce Campus
Dr. Dorcas I. Torres-Padilla
Professor of Physics
Department of Natural Science and Mathematics, Bayamon Campus
In the RISE in STEM Program students will conduct authentic research using materials science as a vector, which will serve as the perfect bridge between varying science majors and engineering. The novel work students have completed will be reported in this webpage.
We are recruiting peer leaders for the RISE in STEM Program! If you are interested, please follow the instructions established in the following document. (PDF document). You will have an enriched experience that will reinforce skills that are important for your professional development.
The findings of the project will be available on this website in order to share with other HSIs and published in peer-reviewed journals.
This project supported experiments that were necessary to finish a manuscript that was published this year in the peer reviewed journal pharmaceuticals: https://doi.org/10.3390/ph16060820
The findings from the RISE in STEM program resulted in one publication (doi: https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.23-05-0083) that aims not only to provide HSIs a model that can improve performance and perceptions of low-income Hispanic students in STEM, but also to fill a gap in the literature concerning Hispanic students in Puerto Rico.
Department of Science and Technology, IAUPR-PC
104 Turpeaux Ind. Park – Mercedita,
Ponce P.R. 00715-1602
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