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Model Institutions for Excellence (MIE) grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to transform Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) into a nationally recognized undergraduate research institution, and a model in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Read More

Pre-College Research

The program is a semester long program (16 weeks), starting with meetings on Saturdays at 9:00 AM, Puerto Rico Time Dr. Arratia, and research assistants, with research experience in Puerto Rico and US research institutions will help the participants to explore Read More 

The MIE grant implemented the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Series.  On Fridays, the MIE scholars met at UMET Auditorium and were able to be part of the STEM talks by Fulbright Visiting Scholars from countries from around the world. Over 100 Fulbright Visiting Scholars from more than 50 countries visited Puerto Rico (2004-2023), funded by the Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF).Read More

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The MIE grant  developed a first class research network with institutions from the US mainland, specially National Laboratories (Sandia, Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livemore, Los Alamos),  and Research Institutions (UCLA, Cornell,  MIT, Carnegie Mellon, ASU, UTEP, UC-Berkeley),  Read More

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A network of  US and International Mentors was formed as a result of MIE to support students with their projects. Read More

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