UPR Outreach Applied Sciences Symposium with Unique Brains Organization

BioXFEL is sponsoring an Outreach Symposium to engage prospective students in the Puerto Rican Community. This symposium is organized by “Unique Brains: Connecting the Dots”, an organization with the goal of providing disadvantaged communities with information, opportunities and experience in the fields of science including, but not limited to, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Art, Psychology and Neuroscience. The Applied Sciences Symposium has the goal to help students embark on their careers in research, academia, and/or industry. Our objective is to give students an overview of these fields, share experiences from faculty and students, and provide them with hands-on workshops.

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Where: UPR Mayagüez Biology Department, B390

When: May 2nd (high school), May 3rd (undergraduate)

Coordinators: Nashaley Adorno De León and Gabriela Díaz Figueroa

Day 1:Applied Science for the rising generation

Audience: High School Students
Objective: These talks will be oriented to high school students, to give them an idea of the different opportunities available, and how to prepare for them. We envision the first three talks to be given by faculty sharing their experiences and career aspects. The other three talks will be from students who pair with the fields of the first three talks to demonstrate to the audience how they are achieving their goals and advice.
Conference: Provide six talks and two workshops from faculty and students that are involved and/or have experience in the different fields.
Topics of interest:

  • ●   Industry

  • ●   Careers in behavior and social sciences

  • ●   Programming Workshop

  • ●   Research project Workshop

    Day 2: Research

    Audience: Undergraduate Students
    Objective: These talks will be oriented to undergraduate students, with a focus on careers they can pursue and opportunities they can take within their careers. We envision the talks to be mostly given by faculty and concentrated on research and hands-on opportunities in the different departments within campus.
    Conference: Provide six talks and two workshops from faculty and students that are involved and/or have experience in the different fields.
    Topics of interest:

  • ●   Industry

  • ●   Careers in behavior and social sciences

  • ●   Programming Workshop

  • ●   Research project Workshop