Materials Science and Engineering Club (MSE Club / Club CIM)

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

Middle Schools

Laura Mercado José Gautier Benítez 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 Manuel García Pérez
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.

2016-2017 Activities

Open House

UPR Mayagüez Campus held its Open House on October 21, 2016 at the Rafael A. Mangual Coliseum. Hundreds of students arrived and participated in the variety of orientations, projects, and demonstrations that were offered by each Department, Project, and Student Association.


Annual Material Science and Engineering Club Meeting

Seventeen (17) Middle / High School Clubs arrived at the Materials Science and Engineering Annual Club Meeting. Over 500 students participated in the lecture given by Dr. Oscar J. Perales, Co-Director and professor of the Materials Science and Engineering Department, followed by the construction (using different color balloons) of an e-coli. bacteria. This grand event took place at the UPRM Rafael A. Mangual Coliseum on October 28, 2016.

Boys and Girl Scouts STEM Activity

687 Boys and Girl Scouts, guests and volunteers asisted the Nanoland activity that was held on Saturday, March 11, 2017. This activity was designed to introduce and expose these students in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Two conferences were given by Dr. David Suleiman, Chemical Engineering Department. Interactive demonstrations were offered by the following students associations: Material Advantage, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Women in Engineering (WIE), ASCE, AIChE, and Golden Key as well as CREST Students, volunteers and staff. This event took place in the UPR Mayagüez Campus, Rafael A. Mangual Coliseum.
Invitacion Nanolandia

CLOSED Registration: Boys and Girl Scouts Activity CLOSED

Nanodays Mayagüez Mall

Invitación Actividad Mayagüez Mall

*SPECIAL GUESTS: “Asociación Universitaria de Lenguaje de Señas”

2017 Summer Program

2017 “Mini Programa de Verano para Maestros” received middle and high school science teachers from the public education system of the west side of the island to participate in an intense two-day program.

Convocatoria Maestros – Programa de Investigación Verano 2017

2017 “Mini Campamento de Verano para Estudiantes” received high school students to participate in an intense two-day program consisting of orientations, workshops, laboratory experience, and facility tours.

Convocatoria Estudiante – Campamento de Verano CREST 2017

Outreach Activities 2015

Name Office Extension Email
Dr. Agnes Padovani Co-Director, Education Program Coordinator, S-616 6318, 5811
Mrs. Sylvianne Y. Rosario Program Officer S-219 5811
Ms. Gina M. Montes Outreach Graduate Student
Mr. Andrés F. Calle Outreach Graduate Student