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


Our Material Science and Engineering Club consists of fifteen (15) participating schools, mainly from the west side of Puerto Rico.


Middle Schools

Laura Mercado SU Juan Cancio Ortiz de la Renta Julio Victor Guzmán
Federico Degetau Ramón E. Rodríguez Díaz SU Río Cañas Abajo

High Schools

CROEM 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


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.

2018-2019 Activities

Annual Materials Science and Engineering Club Meeting

Fifteen (15) Middle / High School MSE Clubs are expected to participate in the Materials Science and Engineering Annual Club Meeting Over 540 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 of a mobile Macrophage. Friday, October 12, 2018.

Invitación Actividad Globos 2018-revisada


UPRM Open House

The UPRM Open House held in the Rafael A. Mangual Coliseum received over 500 high school students interested in obtaining a degree. CREST participated with the school of Engineering by giving interactive demonstrations and orientations regarding Materials Science and Engineering.

Open Capstone

Engineering students presented their Open Capstone projects to community members. CREST was able to participate with nanotechnology demonstrations.


Boys and Girl Scouts STEM Activity

Boys and Girl Scouts, guests and volunteers from different parts of the island are expected to participate in this conference, designed to introduce and expose these students in the areas of Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Interactive demonstrations will be offered by CREST and several student associations in the UPR Mayagüez Campus, Rafael A. Mangual Coliseum. Saturday, January 26, 2019.


NanoDays Mayagüez Mall

This year, CREST will have their NanoDays activity in the Mayagüez Mall called “Nano Aventuras en Puerto Rico”. We hope to see you there! Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Mayaguez Mall NanoDays 2019 Poster

CREST Summer Program

The CREST Student Summer Camp and Teacher investigation Program will be held from June 03 -28, 2019. Application submission for this four (4) week program will be open until April 15th.

CREST 2019 Student Summer Camp
CREST 2019 Teacher Investigation Program


Outreach Activities 2017-2018

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. Sandra M. Santiago Program Officer 5811
Mrs. Raquel Feliciano Outreach Graduate Student 5811
Mr. Diego A. Navarro Outreach Graduate Student 5811