– 14th April 2012- NanoDays – Mayaguez Mall –
The American Chemical Society – Puerto Rico Chapter and the Institute for Functional Nanomaterials sponsor “NanoDays” in which local researchers in the field of nanotechnology engage the community in public spaces. This activity was held successfully in Plaza Las Americas Mall and will now take place in Mayaguez Mall in the west coast of Puerto Rico.
–22nd April 2012 – Festival of Chemistry – Paseo de la Princesa, Old San Juan
Again in collaboration with the local chapter of the American Chemical Society, the AAAS-Caribbean will be participating in the Festival of Chemistry in Old San Juan from 1pm onward. This year the topic will focus on the chemistry of recycling.
–AAAS-Caribbean Division Annual Meeting
22nd September 2012 – The Annual Meeting of the AAAS Caribbean Division will be held in the newly renovated buildings of the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus and the topic will be “Sustainability in design and architecture”. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the 2012 Robert Larus Poster Competition for Graduate Students.
October 25th 2012 – Science Cafe on Global Warming in the Caribbean
We know the world is getting warmer. We know the polar ice is melting. But how are we preparing for the consequences of global warming? How is global warming affecting the plans for land use and resource conservation in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean? Join Professor Rafael Méndez Tejeda and Ernesto Díaz, for an afternoon of scientific discussion on the challenges posed by global warming in our geographical region and the strategies in place for the management of the likely environmental consequences.
Thursday, October 25th 2012 at 6pm in Alfredo’s Terrace in the Hotel Intercontinental in Isla Verde , Puerto Rico.
October 21st 2012 – National Chemistry Week Festival – 1pm – Paseo de la Princesa
AAAS-Caribbean Division joins forces with the regional chapter of the American Chemical Society for an outdoors demonstration on “Nanotechnology: the smallest big idea in Science”. From 1pm at the Historic Paseo La Princesa landmark.