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 2018 (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
May 4 - 2018 Last Day For Submitting Applications
May 28-31 - 2018 Acceptance Notifications
July 8 - 2018 Summer Camp Starts
July 14 - 2018 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: 2019 or 2020

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:
    ¿Qué medidas podrían implementar las compañías farmacéuticas en Puerto Rico para mitigar los efectos de los fenómenos atmosféricos en sus operaciones? Mencione al menos 2 y explique.

    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 May 4, 2018 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