Education and Outreach

¡Let’s Get Learning!

The Education and Outreach Program’s mission is to disseminate the MSRC research and promote and strengthen scientific literacy at all levels of education, reaching the general public. In addition, we create educational activities and events that inspire and prepare the next generation in STEM careers in molecular sciences. 

We plan, design, and implement innovative, unique, and engaging educational activities and experimental practices for learning interdisciplinary STEM concepts.

 

 

 

 

 

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In the last four years, we have impacted 2,500+ people in House Open events, building tours, and other activities.  

Dr. Bonny Ortiz-Andrade created and led several initiatives, including Ciencia Online and Science at Home with Interactive Practices (SHIP), to continue our educational efforts during the pandemic time. As a result, we have a broad reach on the island represented with the participation of diverse populations from 33 towns – school students, homeschoolers, parents, teachers, professors, graduate and undergraduate students from several campuses.

We offer impressive immersive online experiences using the hands-on approach. As expressed by our participants, the activities are well received because they promote the use and awareness of more senses keeping them active. In the SHIP initiative, activities are generally supported by quality didactic material, complementary homemade materials, or carefully designed kits to create an interactive environment and meet the needs of difficult-to-obtain materials.

 

Also, the Center offers face-to-face and virtual tours for different community sectors, an annual Open House, and multiple activities for university students. If you want to participate in these activities, follow us on our social networks. 

 

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