Yale Ciencia Academy Welcomes 40 Young Science Leaders
This week, HPCS Ph.D. student Beverlin del Rosario will join 40 young science leaders as they kick off their year as fellows of the Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development by attending the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC (February 14-18, 2019). The Yale Ciencia Academy (YCA) for Career Development provides graduate students with opportunities for mentoring, networking, and skills development, and for making contributions to their communities through science outreach. The program is led by the non-profit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR), in collaboration with Yale University.
“The Yale Ciencia Academy complements traditional graduate training with access to a diverse network of peers, role models and advisors”, said Dr. Giovanna Guerrero-Medina, Principal Investigator and Director of the YCA. “The goal is to help students gain clarity in their academic and professional goals and become the scientists they want to be. We are excited about the talent and promise among this new class of YCA fellows.”
Started in 2016 and funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), YCA has trained 114 young scientists from more than 50 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico to date. Over the past two years, YCA fellows have completed 85 outreach projects, including podcasts, lesson plans for educators, school visits, and articles and talks for the general public, impacting nearly 16,000 people. The 2019 class is composed of 40 students from 31 institutions nationwide. You can meet the full class of 2019 YCA Fellows at https://www.cienciapr.org/en/blogs/yale-ciencia-academy/2019-yale-ciencia-fellows.
Submitted on: FEB 13, 2019