Summer Camp

Have you ever wonder: what processes involves the manufacture of a medicament? What steps involves the development of a drug before you can buy in a pharmacy? or why the pharmaceutical industry is so important in Puerto Rico ?

If you are interested to know more about these issues, we invite you to submit an application to participate in PESCa 2020 (Pharmaceutical Engineering Summer Camp), where you will learn basics of Pharmaceutical Engineering and share with young people with similar interests.

If you are a student of Grade 10 or 11, this is an important moment in your academic life. Take this opportunity to expand your knowledge and make a better decision when choosing your college career.

Scientific Activities

  • Talks on Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering

  • Experients Inside the Laboratory

    • Characterization of raw materials

    • Processes for producting tablets (mixing, compaction, coating, etc.)

    • Quality Control of Tablets

  • Visit a Pharmaceutical Industry

Recreational activities

  • Group Dynamics

  • Recreation at the RUM pools

  • Cinema

  • Sports

  • Closing Party, etc ...

Date Event

April 17, 2020

Last Day For Submitting Applications
May 10-14, 2020 Acceptance Notifications
July 5, 2020 Summer Camp Starts
July 11, 2020 Summer Camp Ends


To qualify you must meet the following:

  1. Being a high school studentin Puerto Rico
  2. Being enrolled in the 10 or 11 grade
  3. Have a GPA of 3.30 or higher
  4. Have passd the math and science courses with A or B
  5. Graduation date: 2021 or 2022

Complete the online application by clicking the "Application Form" button to the left or by clicking the following link Pharmaceutical Engineering Summer Camp Application Form

You must include the following documentation:

  1. Copy of your transcript or credit certification authorized by your school

    (You will need to scan or take a picture of your transcript or credit certification and attach it as your final step in your application)

  2. If your school is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and you do not have a copy of the transcription of credits, you will be asked for the document once the curfew ends. In the meantime, please select in the alternatives "Transcription not available. (COVID-19)". No application will be denied for not having this document.

  3. An essay answering the following question:
    ¿Como los cambios climáticos podrían afectar las compañías de manufactura y negocios de productos farmacéuticos y cual sería su sugerencia para minimizar el efecto de los cambios climáticos?

    1. Must have 350 to 500 words
    2. It may be written in English or Spanish
    3. Include why you are interested in participating in the camp
    4. Plagiarism essays will be disqualified

You have until April 17, 2020 to complete the application !

After this, you will enter a selection process and if you are selected, we will send some additional forms with your letter of admission.

The selected students will be notified by the second week of May

Before you begin your application, you need to make sure that:

  • Meet all eligibility requirements for PESCa 2020. (They can be found in the “Important Dates & Eligibility” on the left)
  • Have all the necessary documents to successfully complete your application. These are the transcript or credit certification of your school (if available due to COVID-19 pandemic) and the essay with all the requirements. (They can be found in the "How to apply" tab on the left).

  • You have until April 17, 2020 to complete this application. It is recoommendet to fill this application on a computer for ease. Any questions, you can contact us at 787-832-4040 ext. 5814,5816; or write us an email to