» Competition 7 - Puerto Rico

Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto Metro, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto Metro, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Partner: Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

“Partnership Model for Bridging Research in Biodiversity and Bioprospection between Puerto Rico and Costa Rica”

The program proposed will provide research experience for undergraduate and graduate students from Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Metro Campus, and Universidad de Costa Rico to share knowledge and skills in specific fields and laboratory techniques in STEM subjects. Travel to the partnering country for field courses will introduce students to the different field methodologies in both countries and enable them to gain hands-­­on and research experience. The innovation of this program lies in the involvement of students and faculty in the exploration of the ecological potential of Puerto Rico and Costa Rica’s biodiversity through high­-level scientific research based on bio prospection-­guided research.

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