For Academic Year 2005-06
a total of 14 undergraduate students participated in RUI. The
students are from three campuses of the University of Puerto Rico
system: Humacao, Mayagüez and Bayamón and from Turabo University. They
had participated in three workshops, one conference and a "sum it up"
- Using simple culture
techniques to culture microorganisms from the microbial mats of the Cabo
Rojo Salterns. Offered by Dr. Lilliam Casillas, UPR-Humacao. November 2005.
- Using molecular
techniques for the identification of microbial groups in the microbial
mats of the Cabo Rojo Salterns. Offered by Dr. Carlos Ríos, UPR-Mayagüez. January 2006.
- Characterization of
minerals in organo-sedimentary layers, their sources and genesis.
Offered by Dr. Wilson Ramírez, UPR-Mayagüez. April 2006.
- What is it that we need
to know and how do we measure it? In situ geochemical assessment of
geomicrobiological processes in Cabo Rojo. Offered by Dr. Pieter
Visscher, UConn, with assistance from Zamara Fuentes. April 2006.
- "Sum it up" activity.
How to perform a geomicrobiological investigation in Cabo Rojo salterns:
Putting it all together. Guided by Dr. Pieter Visscher. May
undergraduate students Academic Year 2004-05