In order to promote excellence in science education for high schools, CIRE2N will sponsor a five week summer research program, from june 10 to July 3, 2019; created specifically for teachers and high school students. This program will allow 10 student-teacher pairs to be trained to do research about Environmental Nanotechnology in one of the laboratories of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.

During the summer, participants will elaborate a research proposal to continue it during the semester and another one for an educational activity to be made in their school.


  • Workshops will be given on proposal writing, effective science communication, data analysis and instrumentation in the area of ​​environmental nanotechnology.
  • Participants will have access to the center’s research facilities and field studies in the Corredor del Yaguazo.
  • Students and teachers who successfully complete the camp will receive a stipend and all the necessary materials to carry out their research and education projects.


  • Apply in student-teacher pairs.
  • Be a high school student or teacher.
  • Be available to attend the summer camp from May, 27 to June, 27 2019.
  • Complete 85 hours in lab research.
  • Student: submit an essay that expresses your interest in researching Environmental Nanotechnology.
  • Teacher: submit an essay on how this summer camp can contribute to your professional development.
  • To continue the research project during the semester and to implement an educational activity in your school.
  • Fill the application form.

The application must be sent to:

For more information: 787-764-0000 x. 87994 or 88577


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