Category Archive: Puerto Rico

Bilingual video w/ Dr. @Renetta_Tull from @UMBC discusses the NSF “ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM” project

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“The Jessica Effect” and Women in STEM (Mujeres en STEM) – En memoria de Jessica

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a chance to lead an international session on Women in STEM and Diversity (Mujeres en STEM y Diversidad) in Ecuador (Agenda – Broadening the STEM Research… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Puerto Rico Forum: “Primer foro sobre publicaciones academicas de la Universidad Metropolitana”

This weekend, I enjoyed participating in two events: 1) “Primer foro sobre publicaciones academicas de la Universidad Metropolitana” with faculty (I served on the panel, and listened to outcomes from a PROMISE workshop… Continue reading

From Student Mentee to Colleague: Breakfast Meeting @MIT with Dr. Frances Carter-Johnson

A few years ago, I wrote a post about the joy of having mentees who can surpass you. The joy continues! On Tuesday, I had a chance to meet with a mentee, Dr. Frances… Continue reading

I love CAKE (part 2) y otros postres: *Pistachio* Tres Leches + Quesitos

I *was* kind of, sort of on a good eating plan until I went to Bebo’s on Calle Loiza in Condado (San Juan, PR), and then received a whole box of quesitos +… Continue reading

Fall 2012 “Tour” – PR, NY … in FL now, Alaska next week, then Texas

This afternoon I gave a talk on social media at the Sloan Director’s meeting as part of the 2102 SREB Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in Tampa, Florida. Earlier this… Continue reading

Co-founded ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM Network Conference & thoughts on the Double Bind

We’ve just concluded the first ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM Networking Conference in Puerto Rico, which brought together women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines from across the island. It was… Continue reading

The Success Equation/Una Ecuacíon Para el Éxito – Tull & Tull paper now available

Thank you for the outpouring of support regarding our short paper on the “Success Equation.” This information has been presented at the following venues: MIT MSRP Summer Research Dinner, Boston,  June 2012 UMBC… Continue reading

Work Hard, Play Hard … My Staff and I in Puerto Rico

This past weekend, my Graduate Assistants and I were in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Ana G. Mendez University System Research Symposium.  I’ve been to Puerto Rico before since I regularly work… Continue reading

So you want to go to Puerto Rico?

Recently, I ‘ve been asked the same question over and over again:  “Where should I stay if I go to Puerto Rico?”  Since I was writing so many emails on the topic, I… Continue reading

Thinking Peaceful Thoughts

On a night like tonight when I am still up working, I find it relaxing to think about sunny days and breezy evenings.  Here is a photo that was taken last week (On… Continue reading

October in Puerto Rico

It is wonderful to be in Puerto Rico again.  Even though I was just here last month, I enjoy the opportunity to work on this beautiful island.  Last week, I was with the… Continue reading

I’m part of a “Grad School Admissions & Retention” Revolution. I’m “on tour!”

This “Travel” season is unlike any other! I’ve been blessed to be invited to speak at a number of schools and conferences about graduate school admissions and retention, and this year, I’m a… Continue reading

“Adopted” Students & Great Colleagues

The Research Symposium has ended for 2010, and my voice is hoarse … that hasn’t happened in a while.  I was thrilled to be able to participate in this year’s program. I was… Continue reading

Back in Puerto Rico: A dinner meeting and a live lobster

Yes, I am back in Puerto Rico, and it is HOT down here! Tomorrow, I will be chairing a “Graduate School Orientation” which is a session on admissions procedures and programs for research… Continue reading

From Puerto Rico’s Beaches to a DMV Winter Wonderland

It’s February 2010.  I just came from the warm beaches of Puerto Rico to the shocking snow of the DC/MD/VA area.  All I can say is WOW, especially since I’m not even home… Continue reading

Semanas 3 y 3.5 en San Juan – Feb 2010

This past week was filled with lots of hard work, a measure of stress, a measure of relief, and moments of fun! In all, I think that it was quite balanced!  We had… Continue reading

Week 2, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan 2010

Hello everyone, This was a busy week, and I have lots of photos! So, I’m going to keep the dialog to a minimum, and just describe the pictures. Here are some photos of… Continue reading

Sunshine, Floods, Flip-flops, & Beaches

Here are some photos from the first week.  Amidst needing to drive through floods to get home, and having 5 blackouts, it has been a productive week here in San Juan.  The photo… Continue reading

Estoy aqui … en San Juan … en Enero

As you now know, I am working in Puerto Rico again.  Today was a long day! Lots of planning with my collaborators for a big meeting that we have with a funding agency… Continue reading

Viviendo la vida Boricua

Yes, I’m living a Puerto Rican life! But it’s not the typical life that you may be thinking of. Sure, I live around the corner from the beach, which is fabulous! But I… Continue reading

San Sebastián y Lares

Today we had a wonderful adventure. The day started out in an interesting way … I was driving to the campus and I made a wrong turn. Yes, I was lost! Once I… Continue reading

Muchos lugares

Host and colleague in Palmas del Mar One of the kioskos (kiosks) in Luquillo (near Fajardo) On the patio at the home of my host. At the clock in Caguas, across from “Dulce… Continue reading

Piñones y Fajardo

http://gopuertorico.about.com/od/therusticexperience/p/Pinones.htm Today was a day full of rich culture. My host of the day was a teacher that I met at a conference in Utah last Fall. We happened to be sitting at… Continue reading