Thursday Evening Social

Puertorrican Night (social) – Sponsored by Rums of Puerto Rico
Folkloric Show – Sponsored by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company
Puerto Rican Music – sponsored by Puerto Rico Convention Center

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Caribbean Division Annual Conference.

The AAAS-Caribbean Division will hold its 36th Annual Conference (AAAS-CD 09) jointly with SERMACS 2022. “The conference will also include scientific sessions, teachers and students workshops. The Robert I. Larus award will be presented to the best graduate student poster.

Please Note:
Program format and times are subject to change. Please consult the final program. All events are sponsored or co-sponsored by Student Chapter Members and University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

To contact the Undergraduate Program Chair, Dr. Brenda Ramos, (

Inorganic Porous and Layered Materials Symposium

Organizers: Dr. Luyi Sun (U. Connecticut), Dr. Jorge L. Colón (UPR-Río Piedras), Dr. Mario V. Ramos-Garcés (Penn State)

Description: The symposium will consist of two sessions that will include the chemistry of nanosized layered inorganic compounds, the nanostructure and heterogeneity of materials, functional inorganic layered materials, layered organic–inorganic hybrid materials, novel layered copper–lithium phosphonates, bioinspired catalysts, inorganic solid-state chemistry, industrially significant catalysts and catalytic properties, multifunctional nanostructured materials, high performance functional materials for nanotechnology, biotechnology and micro/nano-electronics, and metal organic frameworks.

Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications for Chemistry Education

Organizer: Maria Gallardo Williams, NC State University,

Virtual reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are exciting new technologies that have applications in the classroom as well as in distance education environments. Uniquely engaging, and with the potential to deliver content in an accessible manner, VR and AR are disrupting education and creating unique challenges and opportunities. This symposium aims to cover the current state of the field of VR and AR applications in STEM education, including technical aspects, instructional development, impact on diversity and inclusion, case studies, recent uses during the COVID-19 pandemic, and future developments.

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