0

Celebrating Helen Rodríguez Trías #HispanicHeritageMonth

Preview lightbox adafruit NationalHispanic Heritage Month 2018 blog

Helen Rodríguez Trías was a Puerto Rican American doctor who advocated for public health, speficially in pediatrics and women’s health, in both Puerto Rico and in the poorer neighborhoods of the South Bronx in the 1970s and beyond. Her work was tremendously important to the communities she served.

Read more about her inspiring life and work in this recent piece from Newsweek:

Image 273

After graduating from school, she went on to study for a degree in Puerto Rico, where she became active in the Puerto Rican independence movement. She later re-enrol at the university to study medicine, graduating with highest honors in 1960, and that year also gave birth to her fourth child.

During her residency, she established Puerto Rico’s first center for newborn babies, reducing child mortality rates by half within three years.

Returning to New York in 1970, Rodríguez-Trías became director of Lincoln Hospital’s department of pediatrics in the South Bronx, fighting for the healthcare rights of the neighborhood’s deprived residents.


Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.

Join 7,500+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Fewer startups, and other collateral damage from the 2018 tariffs

Wearables — Zip it up

Electronics — Static kills… slowly.

Biohacking — Who Writes the Heart Rate Algorithms?

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython creates new assistive tech opportunities

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.