August 19, 2021

WAPA Television, has further amplified its commitment to serving the Island and its students with the creation of a new internship program between WAPA’s NotiCentro and the Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (RUM), a campus of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR). The program, which establishes a Meteorology Communication Laboratory (Laboratorio de Comunicación de Meteorología or LCM), will benefit students pursing degrees in meteorology within the University—the only training center for future meteorology professionals in Puerto Rico—providing those interested in the science an opportunity to train with the guidance of the renowned NotiCentro team, while strengthening RUM’s meteorology program in the hopes of fostering further interest in the discipline among the Island’s youth.
The new alliance will offer semester-long internships to RUM students, whose selection will be overseen by university professors in conjunction with Ada Monzón, the acclaimed chief of meteorology at WAPA TV.

“Puerto Rico deserves meteorological coverage from individuals who are highly prepared in the field; this holds even truer when they come to us from the premiere meteorological educational center on the Island, as they will be the ones to educate and guide us, both during critical moments such as hurricane season when coverage is vital and life-saving, as well as throughout the year on scientific issues that go beyond weather but still impact us as an island and inhabitants of our much-threatened planet Earth. NotiCentro is proud to partner with the UPR so that new young professionals have dedicated spaces where they can learn and develop, along with fruitful job opportunities, particularly during what have been some of the most challenging times for our country.” added Rafael Lenín López, vice president and director of news at WAPA.


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