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PUPR CUSPS students receive recognition at AGMUS Research Symposium

Students from the CUSPS (Caribbean Undergraduate Students in Plasma Science) group from Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico participated in the 2013 AGMUS Symposium last Saturday, along with students from Georgia Tech, University of California Irvine, Ohio State University, University of North Carolina, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Universidad Metropolitana de Puerto Rico, Universidad del Turabo, and others.

The student Edwin De La Rosa (EE) obtained a medal for being among the top five presentations out of the 78 at the Symposium, with his work “Plasma Electron Temperature Behavior in Mirror and Cusp Magnetic Field Configurations”. It is worth to point out that this was the very first time Mr. De La Rosa ever performed an oral scientific presentation. Also, the students Carola Cruz and Carlos Diaz also obtained medals for being among the top 20 poster presentations out of the 153 in the Symposium, with their works “Manufacturability Assessment of Canned-Rotor Pump” and ‘Study of Electron Plasma Density Anisotropy for Cusp ECR Plasma” respectively.

Congratulation to the awarded students and to the other participants from the CUSPS group, Anaisha Luciano, José Carmona, Lysabelle Colón y Christian Pérez, who presented their work in the poster category, and Carl V. Sosa, Ana Liz Rivera, Gabriel Gregorio y Rose Garcia who performed an oral presentation. These students are part of the program “PUPR Undergraduate Research Program” (GRANT P120A120026) under the direction of Dr. Angel Gonzalez-Lizardo and sponsored by the US Department of Education to enhance their commitment to the STEM disciplines. Other students from PUPR who presented at the symposium were Alexander Pellicier and Jose Maldonado (ME).

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