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Departments representing the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering have research projects in the MBRS-SCORE program:

Department of Biology

The Department of Biology offers programs in Biology, Industrial Microbiology and Premedical Studies. The principal objective of the Program in Biology is to guide students towards an understanding of the basic and unifying principles of biology. The graduates of this program find employment primarily in education, in pharmaceutical or related industries, and in government agencies.

The Industrial Microbiology Program trains students who can serve as specialists in the pharmaceutical or food industries. The program emphasizes one of the most important aspects of industrial work: quality control.
The program in Pre-medical Studies prepares students for admission to professional, medical or dentistry schools, medical technology, or other health science programs.

The Department of Biology offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree in Biology.

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry was founded in 1948. It offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, which has been fully accredited by the American Chemical Society since 1978. It also offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science degree in Chemistry established in 1959 and collaborates in the interdisciplinary Master of Science in Food Technology and the Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology programs in conjunction with the chemical engineering, biology and agriculture faculties. It is the largest service department offering courses that include a laboratory within the University of Puerto Rico System. The American Chemical Society’s Department of Educational Activities has selected the Chemistry Department’s Student Affiliate Chapter as outstanding in numerous occasions.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The College of Engineering offers a five-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. The program is administered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical engineers are present in almost every industry. Most fundamentally, they apply the principles of two physics’ fields—mechanics and heat—to the design of machines. Heat is one of the principal forms in which we use energy, so mechanical engineering is fundamental to all processes in which energy is produced and used. The field of mechanics is divided into the subfields of solid mechanics and fluid mechanics, and both of these sub-fields are basic to mechanical engineering

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Fax: (787) 834-3165
e-mail: mbrs[AT]uprm[dot]edu
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Research and Development Center
Main Building, Office 210
Mayaguez, PR