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Genoveva Negrón
MDRS Spaceward Bound Crew 53


Ms. Genoveva Negrón Rodríguez was born in Mayagüez, an eastern city in the beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.

She has a B.A. in Education with a specialization in General Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico and a M.A. from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

At present, she works as a Science and Investigation Skills teacher for Colegio La Piedad in Carolina, P.R.  She developed a course and wrote a book on investigation skills for elementary school students.

Ms. Negrón is a collaborator in local and regional Science Fairs.  She works with students in the development of procedures and research in science projects and fairs.  She has served as judge for the last five years in the Regional Science Fairs, evaluating projects in the areas of biology, zoology, botany and space sciences.

In 2003, she participated in “Teachers Academy Project” sponsored by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, and in Texas A&M University, directed by Dr. Craig Wilson and Dr. Linrud.  In this project, she received training in the area of human physiology in space, the effects of microgravity on the human body and other areas related to space science.

As part of this program, she developed and offered workshops, symposia and different activities, inside and outside Puerto Rico, to promote space science in the classroom. Ms. Negrón also develops and offers seminars and workshops related to education, assessment, science, human physiology in space, and others to private and public schools and universities in the Caribbean and United States.

At present she is a free-lance writer for some educational magazines such as the Astronomy Society Magazine of Puerto Rico.

Genoveva is a nature loving person who enjoys visiting Puerto Rico’s rich environment such as the tropical rain forest, rivers and caves.  She also enjoys hiking and snorkeling. In her spare time a good book and a nice cup of coffee are the best companions. She also likes to write stories, do research about different things, and she is always interested in Scientific Investigation. In her immediate future she would like to do research in the development of human cells in a microgravity environment.



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Last Updated: June 2011