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 2017 (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 Dinamycs

  • Recreation at the RUM pools

  • Cinema

  • Sports

  • Closing Party, etc ...

Date Event
March 31 - 2017 Last Day For Submitting Applications
First Week of May - 2017 Acceptance Notifications
July 9 - 2017 Summer Camp Starts
July 15 - 2017 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: 2018 or 2019

Complete the online application entering 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. An essay answering the following question:
    ¿Como crees que la IngenierĂ­a puede hacer que los medicamentos sean mas accesibles a las personas con bajo ingreso?

    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 Friday March 31, 2017 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 first week of May