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UPRM PREM High School Students Win Most Prizes in Science Fair

On February 7, 2006 the Mayagüez School District held its annual Science Fair in the Esteban Rosado Baez Public Middle School. PREM’s four high school students presented their materials science research projects in Science Fair Competition. All four students were awarded top prizes in the different categories of this competition and were selected to participate in the Re-gional Science Fair to be held in Aguadilla, PR in March.

In addition, those students belong to the two Materials Science Clubs established late last year in each public school. In particular, Coralys Ruiz and Nayomi Plaza are the President and VicePresident, respectively, of the E. M. de Hostos School Club. PREM’s Office of Outreach and Education led by Prof. Jeannette Santos pro-vided initial support to both clubs, which are mentored by Ms. Marisol Colón and Reina Torres, both participants in PREM’s 2005 Teachers’ Summer Activities program.

Student’s Name: Coralys Ruiz E.
Public High School: M. de Hostos
Project: Hydrogen... Future Energy Source
Award: First Prize in Chemistry
PREM Student Assistant: Carlos Otaño
PREM Advisor: Oscar Perales

Nayomi Plaza

Student’s Name: Nayomi Plaza
Public High School: E. M. de Hostos
Project: Low-Cycle Fatigue of Heat-Treated Al-Mg Alloys
Award: First Prize in Engineering
PREM Student Assistant: Sandra Pedraza
PREM Advisor: O. Marcelo Suárez

Student’s Name: Eric Sánchez
Public High School: E. M. de Hostos
Project: Conductive Properties of Polymers
Award: Second Prize in Chemistry
PREM Student Assistant: Carlos Otaño
PREM Advisor: Oscar Perales

Student’s Name: Ismael Ramírez
Public High School: José de Diego
Project: Superconducting MgB2
Award: Second Prize in Physics
PREM Student Assistant: Richard Pérez
PREM Advisor: Oswald Uwakweh

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