Materials Science and Engineering Club (MSE Club / Clubes CIM in spanish)

Our Material Science and Engineering Club consists of sixteen (16) participating schools, mainly from the west side of Puerto Rico.

Middle Schools

Laura Mercado SU Mildred Arroyo Cardoza Pedro Nelson Colberg
SU Galo Rosado Ramón E. Rodríguez Díaz SU Río Cañas Abajo
High Schools

Manuel Méndez Liciaga Eladio Tirado López Francisco Mendoza Inés María Mendoza
Dr. Pedro Perea Fajardo Segundo Ruiz Belvis Eugenio María de Hostos Leonides Morales Rodríguez
Catalina Morales de Flores Luis Negrón López
Our Outreach program provides at least two (2) visits per school each semester to demonstrate concepts related to material science and nanotechnology. The provided material is presented through educational modules and interactive demonstrations, which content meets the established standards in science and engineering within the Puerto Rico public school system.

2018 Student Summer Camp and Teacher Investigation Program

2017-2018 Activities
Community Work

After hurricane María, category 5 on September 20th, there was a lot of work to be done in the communities. Many of them needed access to water, food, cleansing of debris, and some of the just wanted a helping hand or conversation. Community work for the UPRM-CREST staff and student volunteers was granted with the Municipality of Mayagüez, U.S. Army, and Police from October – December 2017.

MaAd NanoDay Celebration

The Material Advantage UPRM Chapter student association invited CREST to participate in this NanoDay Celebration event with interactive demonstrations. Over 70 students from the island of Puerto Rico participated in these demonstrations and several seminars on December 16, 2017 in the Museo de Arte UPRM (MUSA).

Annual Materials Science and Engineering Club Meeting
Sixteen (16) Middle / High School MSE Clubs are expected to participate in the Materials Science and Engineering Annual Club Meeting Over 600 students are expected to participate in a lecture given by Dr. Madeline Torres, Co-Director and professor of the Chemical Engineering Department, followed by the construction . Tentative Date: 2018.

PR STEM’s up to the Challenge
PR STEM is an activity designed to impact over 5,000 middle and high school students. The activity took place on at the Dr. Pedro Roselló’s Convention Center on March 6 and 7. Interactive demonstrations were presented as well as a thorough orientation on UPRM’s engineering program by our staff and student participants.

College Fair
The Materials Science and Engineering graduate program and CREST participated at the UPR Mayaguez Campus College Fair on March 13th. Also, both programs participated in the UPR Rio Piedras College Fair on March 15th. High school and college students participated in these activities.


2018 Summer Camp and Teacher Investigation Program
Six high school students and up to six middle and high school teachers will be able to participate in this years Summer Camp and Investigation Program. For the period of four weeks, students and teachers will be participating in workshops, seminars, poster presentations, investigations, and nano demonstrations on Campus. These activities count with the collaboration of CREST professors and students, whom will serve as mentors.

At the end of the four weeks it is expected that participant students and teachers prepare a final presentation with the results of their investigation.

Summer Program: June 11th – July 6th
Application Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018

Convocatoria Estudiantes – Campamento de Verano CREST 2018
Convocatoria Maestros – Programa de Investigación CREST 2018

Outreach Activities 2016-2017
Outreach Activities 2015-2016

Name Office Extension Email
Dr. Agnes Padovani Co-Director, Education Program Coordinator, S-616 6318, 5811
Ms. Gina M. Montes Outreach Graduate Student 5811
Mrs. Raquel Feliciano Outreach Graduate Student 5811
Mr. Andrés F. Calle Outreach Graduate Student 5811