The Integrated Science Multi-use Laboratory (ISMuL), at the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo, is designed to promote education in science, mathematics, engineering and technology using diverse strategies. ISMuL is mainly financed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) through de Puerto Rico Space Grant Consortium (PRSGC) and works in an interdisciplinary fashion at different levels.

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The Aerospace Education Lab (AEL) program was developed by NASA, in partnership with the Cuyahoga Community College, to support the Science, Engineering, Math and Aerospace Academy SEMAA), a 4-12 program to excite students from underserved and underrepresented groups about math and science. Activities are integrated into an aerospace theme that challenges them to work as a team to complete a NASA mission: to plan and fly a cross country flight from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco, via the four NASA aerospace research centers, learning about their key contributions to the field of aerospace. An alternate mission permits the students, as pilots, to maneuver the space shuttle into the docking station of the International Space Station (ISS).

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The educational project Leading AeroSpace Educational Development (LASED) will create lessons (astronomy, electromagnetisms and others) that will demonstrate NASA’s relationship with science and its contribution. Additionally, the project will create museum quality exhibitions. The exhibitions that will be developed will include the Wall of Periodic Tables (with element samples enclosed in acrylic), and the Cloud Chamber (in which the movement of radiation particles can be observed.) Also, additional equipment will be acquired to support activities and exhibitions related to the atomic structure and astronomy.

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Title V

The Improving Student Learning Outcomes through the Implementation of Learning Communities and Enhanced Academic Support Services project is primarily geared toward improving underprepared incoming freshmen’s basic skills and enhancing the General Education program offerings through the implementation of learning communities. There are different approaches to the development of a learning community.  The institution will initially follow the model of “linked courses”, in which faculty members coordinate their syllabi and assignments to link one content-based course and one application course, or several courses by theme or content, and the students take them together in a collaborative learning process. It also aims to improve students’ library information and Spanish and English linguistic skills through the establishment of a Learning Commons and a Center for the Development of Linguistic and Informatics Competencies (CDCLI).

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Robotic Development Lab (RoDEL) is a research and development laboratory that creates a community of students from STEM areas (mostly from computer sciences and engineering) in a dynamic and cooperative learning environment. The lab consists in different robotics platforms such as: Lego Mindstorms, Tetrix and Vex that are used to improve basic skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, computational thinking and high-level programming.

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The Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) is a research and education virtual laboratory dedicated to studies of the habitability of Earth, the Solar System, and exoplanets".

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PNCRC - UPRA's Collaborative Agreement

Cooperative agreement with the Department of Recreation and Sports of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, for scientific, academic and educational use of the Rio Camuy Cavers National Park, Tanamá River and surroundings areas. This agreement was signed on November 30, 2015 and represents the culmination of efforts wich began in February 2015. It is important to emphasize that the alliance does not involve economic exchange, its objective is the collaboration of the two entities (UPRA and PNCRC) to harmonize scientific studies and create centers practice that positively impact the public that uses them.

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Study Tools for Undergraduates: Discover and Explore New Technological Services (STUDENTS) is a Title V Cooperative Project with the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico (PUCPR), Arecibo Campus, for serves the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Nursing, English, Spanish and Office Systems. The main objectives are coordinate workshops for faculty and students in order to provide technological tools that strengthen teaching-learning. The workshops to the faculty are directed to the entire teaching community of UPRA and PUCPR. On the other hand, student’s workshops will be focus on strengthen knowledge in those contents of greater difficulty in the classroom.

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