Former LUQ Schoolyard Student obtains an Intel ISEF Award

Former LUQ Schoolyard Student obtains an Intel ISEF Award

Rocío del Mar Avilés Mercado, University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras student and former Luquillo LTER Schoolyard student, obtain the Special Award for Ability and Creativity in Research at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) celebrated in California this Summer (2017).

The award was given by the Chinese Association of Science and Technology (CAST). A total of 1,778 students from 78 Countries participated in this event. Ms. Avilés Mercado, a 17 years old  received her award for her research entitled (in Spanish): "La localización subcelular de HuR es afectada por la fosforilación de p38 MAPK en Células-T activadas" and will go to Hangzhou, China to participate in the 32nd edition of China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC).

See local News on this event: https://www.elnuevodia.com/ciencia/ciencia/nota/jovendebarranquitasganapremiodeinvestigacioncientificaeneeuu-2338267/