Posted on August 1, 2018
August 8, 2018 - Jonathan Muñoz-Barreto (Co-PI), Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez and NOAA CESSRST Deputy Campus PI, is awarded the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program) first research award.
The program "Building Capacity: A Collaborative Undergraduate STEM Program in Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure" aims to enhance undergraduate STEM education and build capacity at HSIs. This project will advance the aims of the HSI Program by increasing the number of students who complete baccalaureate degrees in engineering or related degrees in resilient and sustainable infrastructure. This collaborative project between the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayaguez, UPR Rio Piedras and UPR Ponce will develop an interdisciplinary Resilient Infrastructure and Sustainability Program to educate undergraduate STEM students in engineering and related skills needed to respond to natural disasters.
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“NOAA CESSRST aims to educate and train a diverse group of students, early career scientists, and engineers to become competent professionals in NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) sciences. For more information, visit http://www.noaacrest.org.”
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