Materials Science and Engineering Clubs

(MSE Clubs / Clubes CIM in spanish)

Our Materials Science and Engineering Clubs consists of fifteen (15) participating schools,

mainly from the west side of Puerto Rico.

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.

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


Middle Schools

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


Important Activities

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

Date: June 03 -28, 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!

Mayaguez Mall NanoDays 2019 Poster

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019.

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.

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019.

UPRM Open House

The UPRM Open House held in the Rafael A. Mangual Coliseum is expected to received over 500 high school students interested in obtaining a bachelor’s degree. CREST will be participating with the school of Engineering by giving interactive demonstrations and orientations regarding Materials Science and Engineering.

Date: Friday, October 19, 2018

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.  

Invitación Actividad Globos 2018-revisada

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018.