Elizabeth Torres …. “🇵🇷 Puerto Rican teacher selected by NASA 🇵🇷 …. BORICUA …. “!!



Puerto Rican teacher selected for NASA program

Elizabeth Torres will be the first Puerto Rican educator to participate in the Space Academy for Teachers

Writing about the emotions experienced during and after the devastating passage of hurricane María in Puerto Rico was key to the fact that teacher Elizabeth Torres was selected to be part of NASA’s Space for Teachers Academy, being the first Puerto Rican educator to enter the prestigious program.

Without electrical energy in their home in Barceloneta, the teacher of science, biology, chemistry and environmental sciences – at a higher level – in the school specializes in theater José Julián Acosta, in Old San Juan, used paper and pencil to answer an essay question for the application on what would be the process of a teacher to teach young people in the lack of economic resources.

“It was the first and the most difficult question ,” Torres toldendi.com.

“I put it off as most students do.

After Hurricane María, emotions flourished not only in terms of the loss of electricity and water, but also the economic situation of the country. I spilled everything there because it is a very trick question. In a fiscal crisis as such, the lack of materials, books is not an excuse to reinvent them as teachers. There are other types of resources that wouldn’t cost money, such as bringing professionals to talk about their experiences, such as an engineer talking about bridges. Not only are books (to teach). I think it was the key question. I’m still a little bit in shock,” she said.


Torres, who has 26 years of experience in the education system, competed worldwide against nearly 2,500 applications. 

The space program only chose 25 people.



Torres, who is affiliated with the NASA Consortium in Puerto Rico, will attend the trainings between June and July in Huntsville, Alabama.

It is the same center where the Puerto Rican astronaut Joseph Acaba trained.

Once the courses are finished, Torres would be a candidate to fly into space as an educator if NASA activates the trips again.



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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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