THE BORICUA SCIENCE COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO COVID-19

THE BORICUA SCIENCE COMMUNITY RESPONDS TO COVID-19




Submitted by Mónica Ivelisse Feliú-Mójer on 19 March 2020 - 4:38pm

PDF version We are facing a pandemic of the new Sar-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19. The situation has disrupted everyone's lives in unprecedented ways. We understand that there is much concern and uncertainty, and that the situation is constantly and rapidly evolving. That is why the CienciaPR Team has activated its #CienciaBoricua community to educate, inform, and promote the well-being of our people. As always, in this emergency, we are ready to put science in service of Puerto Rico. Here we share information for participants of our programs, educational resources, ways you can help, ways to stay informed, details of our science communication efforts about COVID-19 and how you can support us. ARE YOU A PARTICIPANT IN OUR PROGRAMS? If you are a participant in one of our science education programs including Ciencia al Servicio or Semillas de Triunfo or Yale Ciencia Academy, we want you to know that we are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We will be contacting you directly to inform you if there are any changes in the programs or their implementation due to the coronavirus emergency. HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Write science articles or op-eds: CienciaPR has a long-standing collaboration with the newspaper El Nuevo Día. Through this collaboration, CienciaPR members can contribute science articles about coronavirus and COVID-19 research or opinion columns on the topic. If you are interested in contributing articles or op-eds, email contact@cienciapr.org

  • Help students learn about science: If you are a professional or student with knowledge of STEM topics, participate of Científicos al Servicio En Línea to offer virtual talks and demonstrations to Spanish-speaking school audiences. Learn more here and complete our form.

  • Donate materials, reagents, or equipment: There is now a way to donate supplies, materials, and medical and laboratory reagents for COVID-19. If you have materials please complete this form.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES With classes being canceled, here are some resources to continue the education of school children: