1. Liz Diaz-Vazquez
  2. https://natsci.uprrp.edu/cahreus/equipo/liz-m-diaz-vazquez-ph-d/
  3. Full Professor- Researcher
  4. MSEIP-Center for the Advancement of Hybrid Research Experiences for Underrepresented Students
  5. http://cahreus.upr.edu
  6. University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
  1. Kariluz Davila-Diaz
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kariluz-davila-229b801a/
  3. Assistant Professor
  4. MSEIP-Center for the Advancement of Hybrid Research Experiences for Underrepresented Students
  5. http://cahreus.upr.edu
  6. University of Puerto Rico
  1. Kai Griebenow
  2. Professor
  3. MSEIP-Center for the Advancement of Hybrid Research Experiences for Underrepresented Students
  4. http://cahreus.upr.edu
  5. University of Puerto Rico
  1. Minerva Lugo
  2. Administrative Officer
  3. MSEIP-Center for the Advancement of Hybrid Research Experiences for Underrepresented Students
  4. http://cahreus.upr.edu
  5. University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
  1. Angel Morales
  2. assistant professor
  3. MSEIP-Center for the Advancement of Hybrid Research Experiences for Underrepresented Students
  4. http://cahreus.upr.edu
  5. University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
  1. Uriel Rivera
  2. Assistant professor
  3. MSEIP-Center for the Advancement of Hybrid Research Experiences for Underrepresented Students
  4. http://cahreus.upr.edu
  5. University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
  1. Arthur Tinoco
  2. https://natsci.uprrp.edu/chemistry/arthur-d-tinoco/
  3. Professor
  4. MSEIP-Center for the Advancement of Hybrid Research Experiences for Underrepresented Students
  5. http://cahreus.upr.edu
  6. University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
  1. Yamir Torres
  2. Administrative assistant
  3. MSEIP-Center for the Advancement of Hybrid Research Experiences for Underrepresented Students
  4. http://cahreus.upr.edu
  5. University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
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    Rosa Betancourt

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    May 9, 2022 | 08:38 p.m.

    Great project- very comprehensive, innovative and focused. 

     
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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 10, 2022 | 10:02 a.m.

    Rosita, thank you for visiting our video and for your comment! 

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    Maria Santiago

    May 10, 2022 | 08:48 a.m.

    Excellent video! 🇵🇷

     
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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 10, 2022 | 10:03 a.m.

    Maria thank you for visiting our video and for your comment!

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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 10, 2022 | 08:59 a.m.

    We are a group of professors and students from the University of Puerto Rico committed to making education and research experiences in the STEM disciplines accessible to all. We are very excited to be able to share our efforts in this excellent STEM for all video platform !!!

    We present our latest initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education MSEIP program in our video. In CAHREUS, we work to make it possible to provide hybrid access to research experiences by creating an online platform where students can have access to mentors and resources to carry out their projects. We also focus on fostering diversity and inclusion in STEM through a Role Model program and creating spaces that encourage networking.

    We invite you to watch our video and leave us your comments!

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    Andres Davila

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    May 10, 2022 | 03:27 p.m.

    This is great 

     
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    Luis Negrón

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    May 10, 2022 | 03:29 p.m.

    Excellent work!

     
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    Raisa Jesus

    Graduate Student
    May 10, 2022 | 04:48 p.m.

    Excelente experiencia formar parte de este video y trabajo! Compartir nuestra visión de la química y lograr acercanos a muchos estudiantes y personas. Mucho Éxito!! 

     
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    Raisa Jesus

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    May 10, 2022 | 04:48 p.m.

    Excelente experiencia formar parte de este video y trabajo! Compartir nuestra visión de la química y lograr acercanos a muchos estudiantes y personas. Mucho Éxito!! 

     
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    Karen Mutch-Jones

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    May 11, 2022 | 09:31 a.m.

    Thank you for sharing your project--this is a big initiative serving many audiences.  Impressive!  I am especially interested in hearing more about the network you are creating to support high school students to have authentic research experiences.  How are you building these connections between university and high school students?  Could you mention an example of an authentic experiences they are having...virtually or in the lab.  Also, I was wondering how you are tracking network growth or impact.  What data are you collecting?

    This is wonderful work.  Thank you! 

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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 12, 2022 | 07:02 a.m.

    Thank you for watching our video and your comments! CAHREUS is creating a network to support high school students with authentic research experiences using different strategies. These strategies include monthly visits to schools to offer scientific talks and interactive demonstrations, online mentoring and tutoring, and providing space to present their works. We partner with ten public schools across the island and with no-profit organizations. One of the best examples of this network is our mentoring for science fair projects for high school students. In this experience, the teachers put the students with an idea for a project in contact with. In our center, we identify a graduate student and a researcher that provides mentoring and access to the laboratory to the students.
    In the initial stage, the high school student and teacher meet online with the graduate student and researcher to discuss the project and work on the proposal. Also, we provide access to different workshops, including scientific writing and the use of instrumentation. After this stage, we bring the students and the teachers to our campus. On our campus, the mentors help them execute the needed experiments or provide a kit with the portable instrumentation to perform the project at their schools. After collecting the data, students and teachers continue with the online meetings with our team until the project is complete. Usually, the projects are related to community problems such as pollution in specific areas or global issues related to the sustainable ODS. We have already impacted twenty high school students in our first year of operation through this initiative. Eight presented their results at local and international science fairs forums such as the ISEF, the GLOCOLIS & IYBC 2022.
    We evaluate the effect that the activities have on the development of scientific skills, the number of students who complete and present their research projects at science fairs forums, and the number of students who apply to research internships or stem academic programs.

     
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    Karen Mutch-Jones

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    May 15, 2022 | 10:12 a.m.

    Thank you for your complete response! Partnering with ten public schools is a big undertaking, but so important.  By building their capacity, your model could be sustained after your project concludes. It will be interesting to read future research findings that identify which activities had the greatest impact and should continue. That is exciting!  Best wishes for this work.

     
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    Chris Atchison

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    May 11, 2022 | 08:05 p.m.

    Great work, everyone. Can you tell me more about the work you are doing to create an inclusive community and sense of belonging for students with special needs, as you mention in the video?  

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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 12, 2022 | 07:13 a.m.


    Thank you for watching and commenting on our video. To create an inclusive environment at our center, we have created a Role Model program to help foster diversity in STEM disciplines and help underrepresented communities such as women, LGBT, and students with special needs feel a sense of belonging. We offer monthly science seminars in which we bring in diverse professionals who talk about their research and tell their stories of how they were successful in obtaining their professional degrees. Another important event is the annual symposium on the power of women in science. This year, we had over 50 women scientists interacting with our students, telling their stories and guiding them on how to achieve a career in STEAM. This activity was offered in a hybrid format and impacted students from different countries of Latin America, including Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, and Panama.

    We are also working on modifying our curriculum to make it inclusive. We have also started acquiring equipment for students with special needs to run their experiments. Next semester we will also begin training our faculty on how to educate to foster inclusion.

     
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    Chris Atchison

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    May 12, 2022 | 12:45 p.m.

    Hi Liz, great to hear that you're continuing to build capacity for greater inclusion. If there is anything we (www.theiagd.org) can do to support you, especially training faculty, please reach out. Ian Castro, born in PR, who is here at Cincinnati working on his doctorate in geoscience education is focused on the intersection of race and disability. He may be an excellent person to have speak.  

     
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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 12, 2022 | 12:53 p.m.

    Thank you very much! It would be great if we could coordinate to have a seminar or workshop from your group! I would especially like to know about your strategies to make research inclusive for people with functional diversity.

     
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    Chris Atchison

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    May 12, 2022 | 01:09 p.m.

    Reach out anytime. We can have a chat and I'll make sure Ian can attend.  christopher.atchison@uc.edu  

     
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    Catherine Horn

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    May 11, 2022 | 10:14 p.m.

    Liz - Appreciate so much that this project starts from a community-based and community-strengths based foundation. What have been some of the most successful experiences you have offered that have been difference making for students? What are you learning about the multi-layered experiences graduate and undergraduate students have together? Would love to also hear more about what you are learning in terms of particular collaborations and their impact on outcomes.

    Thanks for your important work! 

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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 12, 2022 | 08:48 a.m.

    One of the most successful experiences has been establishing collaborative research groups that include students from different levels, high scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers.
    Working in these groups has benefited all the members of the group. High school and undergraduate students have access to research experience early in their education and participate in workshops to develop essential science skills. Graduate students improve their communication and leadership skills. The researchers have a more diverse workforce that contributes to their research progress. At the same time, this collaboration helped us contribute to the communities near the impacted schools to solve problems such as waste management and environmental pollution monitoring, among others. Some of the collaborative groups are working on manuscripts to publish the results of the peer review scientific journals. Many of the students that participated in this initiative applied to summer research experience
    Other successful experiences were the establishment of the Role Model program and the Symposium on "The power of women in science" it allowed us to recruit talented students for our programs and encourage underrepresented students to start careers in STEAM,

     
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    Jesús Lee-Borges

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 12, 2022 | 02:38 p.m.

    Excellent project!!  Undergraduate research is a great tool to retain and graduate students.  I know how hard to put into a 3 minute video all the work that is being done, but you did an excellent job in showing us all the great work you and your team are doing.  Your hybrid research is very interesting and very appropriate for our times.  Online and hybrid teaching and learning is here to stay and developing high quality content is of upmost importance!!  Great job!! 

    One question, did you develop this project in response to the COVID-19 pandemic or was it developed before?

    "11 recintos una UPR" Proud!!!!

     
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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 13, 2022 | 05:51 p.m.

    Dear Jesus

    Thanks for taking the time to view and comment on our video! We have done a similar project before the pandemic but without the online component. During the pandemic, to respond to the needs of distance learning scenarios, we adapted and developed the online laboratory and learning platforms and portable instrumentation kits.

  • May 13, 2022 | 01:14 a.m.

    Hi, 

    My name is Isaris Quiñones from Puerto Rico. I just wanted to congratulate all the team that work in this project. I feel so proud to see the great things the UPRRP is doing to create a community from diverse people that can work and learn together. 

    Special greetings to Minerva and Yamir, it's good to see you here!

    Great job everybody!

     
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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 13, 2022 | 05:46 p.m.

    Isaris thanks for watching and comment our video! Saludos desde Puerto Rico!

     

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    Nicolas Santiago

    May 13, 2022 | 03:06 p.m.

    Felicitaciones ,muy bien trabajo . Excelente!

     
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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 14, 2022 | 10:09 a.m.

    Muchas gracias Nicolas!

     

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    Nancy Morales

    May 14, 2022 | 09:19 a.m.

    Felicidades 🥳 excelente video y trabajo. Un  saludo especial a la Dra. Liz Diaz. 

     
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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 14, 2022 | 10:10 a.m.

    Muchas gracias por sus palabras y apoyo Srta,! Un saludo y un gran abrazo!

     

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    Barbara Montalvo

    May 14, 2022 | 09:24 a.m.

     Keep on with your great work. Congrats!!!!

     
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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 14, 2022 | 10:11 a.m.

    Thanks for watching and commenting on our video!

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    Mayra Cruz

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    May 15, 2022 | 09:06 p.m.

    Maravilloso video. Excelente iniciativa y trabajo. Éxito. Esto es UPR

     
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    Liz Diaz-Vazquez

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    May 16, 2022 | 12:33 p.m.

    Muchas gracias Mayra por tomar de tu tiempo y visitar nuestro video! Gracias por sus palabras nos inspiran a seguir trabajando por hacer la ciencias accesible para todes!

     

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    Lorell PhD

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    May 16, 2022 | 12:37 p.m.

    Exceptional video!

     
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    Lorell PhD

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    May 16, 2022 | 12:37 p.m.

    Exceptional video!

     
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    Jennifer Gil

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    May 16, 2022 | 12:41 p.m.

    Amazing video :)

     
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    Yelitce Reales

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    May 16, 2022 | 10:20 p.m.

    Excelente trabajo, resulta fascinante ver como se avanza, se crece y se evoluciona en la transmición del conocimiento a traves de diferentes recursos y experiencias que buscan llevar el acceso y participacion a todas las comunidades.

     
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    Alejandra Cruz

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    May 17, 2022 | 01:10 p.m.

    Awesome project, astounding job!

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    Paola Valdiris

    May 17, 2022 | 04:30 p.m.

    Buen día 

    Felicitaciones a todos los participantes, es gratificante que compartan su experiencia con el resto del mundo. 

    Se abre la oportunidad a las nuevas generaciones de crear ciencia desde la cuna

     

     

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    Glorimar Rivera

    May 17, 2022 | 04:32 p.m.

    Excellent video! Proud of all of you! 

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