Arecibo Center for Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Science Education, Computational Skills, and Community Engagement

The Arecibo C3 Center will be a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research center located at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

The Arecibo C3 Center will connect Ciencia (Science) across the breadth of STEM to create interdisciplinary collaborations and new knowledge; empower learners with Computación (Computing), human-centered computer and data science, and 21st century research skills, and foster Comunidad (Community) around culturally relevant and inclusive values.

Opening in Early 2024

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Highlighted Features of Arecibo C3

Arecibo C3 will honor and expand the legacy of the Arecibo Observatory, including programs that focus on astronomy, biology, data science and more.

  • STEM education research and skill building
  • School field trips and summer camps
  • Professional development in education and data science
  • Interactive exhibitions
  • Workforce development and entrepreneurship
  • Fellowships and community engagement
  • Conferences, workshops, and meetings
  • Public science programs
Logo of Arecibo C3. The crossbar of the “A” is a curve that flattens to horizontal and provides an underscore to “RECIBO”. Below the Arecibo grouping, a bold “C” and “3” surround the words “Ciencia”, “Computación”, and Comunidad” in all capital letters, stacked on three lines.

About the Project

Arecibo C3 is led by a collaboration between Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras, and University of Maryland Baltimore County and is funded through a cooperative agreement from the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Read the NSF announcement

Project Leads

Jason Williams

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center, New York

Wanda Liz Díaz Merced

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Puerto Rico

Jose L. Agosto Rivera

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico

Logo of University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Patricia Ordóñez

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland

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This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF Awards ID 2321759, 2321760, 2321761, and 2321762.) Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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