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The Bio-MINDS Program was an initiative funded by the Amgen Foundation with the University of Puerto Rico. Its goal was to promote undergraduate research in STEM.

I was part of this initiative from 2009 until 2011 having my first research experience under the mentorship of Dr. Carlos Rodriguez at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus.

As part of the program students had to write three blogs per semester about their experience. At the end of their fourth semester in the program they had to write and abstract and submit it to present at the 31st Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Meeting & 46th Junior Technical Meeting” (PRISM/JTM 2011).

I encourage all undergraduate students to find similar programs that expose them to research. Having this experience will only benefit you. You can find my posts for this program in this section (Bachelor’s Experience > BioMinds Program).


Presenting a poster (for the first time) of my research at the Sigma Xi Poster Day at UPRM in Spring of 2011 as part of the BioMinds Program.

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