Here’s what you might have missed from Pulso Estudiantil this week:
Marissa Morales, a Puerto Rican scientist who studied her bachelor’s and master’s degree in the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Mayagüez Campus (RUM, in Spanish), recently received the R&D 100 award for her work on Grid Agent, a system that monitors electric grids. The Research and Development distinction is the equivalent of earning an Oscar but within the field of invention.
Last Thursday, two students declared themselves guilty of charges held against them since May of 2017 for interrupting an UPR’s Governing Board reunion that was held during the University’s strike.
Alexa Paola Figueroa Carrasquillo and Juan Carlos Collazo will have to pay a fine of $100 before February 27th. The remaining five students were cited to attend a conference about the following procedures to their cases on February 25th.
The Office of Physical Development and Infrastructure (ODFI, in Spanish) requested las Thursday a budget increase for the permanent improvement project for the Chemistry Department building of RUM.
The request, which seeks to bring the project up for auction, was submitted to the Infrastructure Committee of the Governing Board (JG, in Spanish) of the UPR after labor costs increased due to damage caused by Hurricane Maria.
The director of the Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Improvement, Mercedes Ferrer Alameda, explained that if the Infrastructure Committee recommends additional funds, the project should go to the official meeting of the JG, at the end of February, and would be ready to go to auction