Puerto Rico ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM Meeting (and a March Birthday Celebration)

It has been a great pleasure to be a Co-PI for the ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM project in Puerto Rico. Last week, we had a poster presentation at the National Science Foundation’s annual ADVANCE PI meeting, and then we had the ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM Workshop II in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was a great opportunity to work with faculty throughout the island, and to present to Chancellors and Deans from three university systems, plus independent universities in PR.

I thank all of my colleagues in PR for helping to make our projects stellar!


PR Stage2

Following the meeting with Puerto Rico's university chancellors and deans.

Following the meeting with Puerto Rico’s university chancellors and deans.

With Dr. B. Zayas and Dr. A. Byars-Winson, members of our March 2014 team, standing “with” the women who participated in our first PR conference in October 2012.

Writing for Publication

With faculty, after co-leading the “Writing for Publication” Workshop in Puerto Rico, Feb. 2014

It was a packed weekend. I had to chance to go to Trujillo Alto, to celebrate the wedding of a student at Los Jardines del Castillo. Felicidades a Melissa y Matt!

Melissa's wedding_2

I also celebrated my birthday, so it was a pleasure to share with friends and colleagues in Puerto Rico.


Favorite Things

Birthday celebration with some of my favorite foods: Cake, quesitos, empanadillas, and more!

My birthday celebration after the conference was wonderful! Thank you for the Sheraton Puerto Rico Convention Center. It was wonderful to have my birthday “Merienda” on the rooftop balcony. I had all of my favorites, including quesitos and empanadillas from Facciola – Panadería y Repostería in Cupey … I love that place! Thanks to Molly Hardigree who during a past project, bought me a dozen quesitos when I was working in her office. Now I must have quesitos y café con leche in PR. I’m spoiled! Thanks to my husband for making my party happen, and for all of the friends who joined us for a wonderful day on the roof!

Even my purse had a good time.

My purse and part of my cake ... fun all the way around!

My purse and part of my cake … fun all the way around!

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