CIENCIA PUERTO RICO INC

Democratizing science education and careers

aka CienciaPR   |   San Juan, PR   |  http://www.cienciapr.org

Mission

Ciencia Puerto Rico is a global community of more than 15,000 scientists, students, educators, and allies who understand that science and critical thinking empower people with knowledge, capacity, and agency to improve their lives and society. The organization leverages this rich and diverse community to make science education more inclusive and effective for K-12 teachers and students in Puerto Rico; to engage our Puerto Rican community with science in more culturally-relevant ways, and to support the professional development of young scientific leaders of color across the U.S.

Ruling year info

2022

Executive Director

Dr. Giovanna Guerrero-Medina

Main address

PO Box 195289

San Juan, PR 00919 USA

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EIN

66-0911980

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Seeds of Success

Since 2015, Seeds of Success (“Semillas de Triunfo”) a girls in STEM ambassadors program, has promoted the participation of hundreds of 7th to 9th-grade girls in STEM in Puerto Rico by (i) connecting them with Latina STEM role models; (ii) exposing them to STEM activities and careers; and (iii) guiding them to develop leadership skills by completing a STEM Ambassador outreach project to impact more students. Girls exit the year-long virtual and in-person program with more positive attitudes toward science, increased interest and motivation to pursue STEM degrees, and higher self-regard as leaders. Girls who complete their outreach projects are recognized as "STEM Ambassadors" and become change agents for their communities.

Population(s) Served
Preteens
Adolescents
People of Caribbean descent
Low-income people

CienciaPR's Science Education Program has a variety of formal and informal education initiatives in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) that seek to contribute to the transformation of scientific education in Puerto Rico. The initiatives foster collaborations between scientists and educators to impact K-12 students and their communities through accessible and culturally relevant workshops, lessons, talks, webinars and other educational materials.

Population(s) Served
Children
People of Caribbean descent
Low-income people
Teachers
Students

CienciaPR's Communications and Public Engagement with Science features initiatives that increase awareness about the work and role of scientists and science in Puerto Rican society and culture; train science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experts and students to effectively communicate science; promote meaningful interactions and opportunities for mutual learning between the scientific community and different publics; and build the capacity and agency of marginalized communities to leverage science. These initiatives include collaborations with local and national media, workshops, opportunities to publish articles, blogs and op-eds, and community engagement programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

At CienciaPR we seek to promote the growth of scientific research in Puerto Rico, transform science education to empower people with critical thinking, give our communities access to scientific knowledge and information, and serve as a tool for training the next generation of Puerto Rican scientists. Through our educational initiatives and programs we provide students with effective science education resources, experiences and role models; provide students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with career development and training in science communication and outreach as well as platforms to put those skills into practice; and lead campaigns to engage our communities with science. Education in STEM provides access to well-paying careers that offer solutions to societal problems and opportunities for social mobility. Our programs ensure that everyone in Puerto Rico, especially historically marginalized communities, have access to the benefits of science.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

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