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Affiliate’s Role and Contribution
University of Puerto Rico Central Administration PDF Print E-mail

University of Puerto Rico Central AdministrationIs the Consortium’s Lead Institution.  The Consortium management and fiscal transactions are carried out by the Resource Center for Science and Engineering.

 
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez PDF Print E-mail

University of Puerto Rico at MayagüezHosts the Jurisdiction’s NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC) that provides NASA educational materials to in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, and informal educators in coordination with NASA Kennedy Space Center.  They carry out a range of training activities designed to help the teachers learn how to implement effectively new NASA content and NASA educational materials in their pedagogy. UPR Mayagüez is also the Puerto Rico Training Center for the Mathematics and Physics Olympiads. 

 
UPR Mayagüez Planetarium PDF Print E-mail

UPR Mayagüez Planetarium Receives groups of students of elementary, middle and high school from all over the Island throughout the academic year. They receive two contact hours of exciting education that is aligned beforehand with the curricular standards and the topics being covered in their science courses.

 
University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras PDF Print E-mail

University of Puerto Rico at Río PiedrasStudents develop the Rocket Satellite Project. Undergraduate students take a two-semester course in which they design and build a science payload that is subsequently launched using a sounding rocket at NASA Wallops during summer. The rocket has an ejectable skin and nose cone that will expose experiments to the space environment fully at apogee.

 
University of Puerto Rico at Humacao PDF Print E-mail

University of Puerto Rico at Humacao Students carry out undergraduate research at the National Undergraduate Research Observatory (NURO). NURO is a consortium of undergraduate institutions from around the country, both public and private, that have joined together to provide training and research experiences for their students. Together they share 120 nights per year on Lowell Observatory's 31-inch telescope. UPR Humacao also mentors teams of high school and college students to participate in the annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race. Organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, the race challenges students to design, build and race lightweight, human-powered buggies.

 
University of Puerto Rico at Cayey PDF Print E-mail

University of Puerto Rico at Cayey Implements a range of Astronomy/Astrophysics workshops and conferences targeted at in-service teachers and informal educators. These training activities are designed around pertinent NASA missions, such as Cassini, Kepler and Mars Exploration Rovers.

 
University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo PDF Print E-mail

University of Puerto Rico at AreciboHosts the Jurisdiction’s NASA Aerospace Lab (AEL). The AEL is a state-of-the-art, electronically enhanced, computerized classroom that puts cutting-edge technology at the fingertips of middle and high school students. It engages students in real world challenges relative to both aeronautics and space exploration. The AEL houses real aerospace hardware and software including an Advanced Flight Simulator, a laboratory-grade, a research wind tunnel, and a working, short-wave radio receiver and hand-held global positioning systems, or GPS, for aviation. UPR Arecibo also hosts the Integrated Science Multi-use Laboratory (ISMuL). This innovative, multi-level, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary project has been designed to promote the advancement of education in Science, Math and Technology using a variety of strategies and approaches. ISMuL implements a range of training activities designed to help the teachers learn how to implement effectively new NASA content and NASA educational materials in their pedagogy.

 
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