2016:Primer premio de periodismo ambiental de Cormagdalena / con Revista Semana Sostenible: Por el articulo "Río Magdalena:Alma líquida, corazón de arena", publicado en la revista Intellecta.
2015: Medal Faith in the Cause, conferred by the Colombian Navy for special services during Colombia's First Scientific Antarctic Expedition.
2014: Byron H. Waksman Award for Excellence in the Public Communication of Life Sciences."You were selected based on the many different types of communication you engage in, and in particular, for your series of children’s books on science in both English and Spanish."
2013: The Cervantes Award is awarded through the Hispanic Advisory Board of Nova Southeastern University and the University’ Abraham S. Fischler School of Education. Every year, each school board member presents the Cervantes Award during Hispanic Heritage Month to members in the community who make significant contributions to promoting excellence in the education of Hispanic Students.
2009:Juror, Emmy International Awards, category: English language science documentary.
2009-2010Recipient of the Logan Polar Fellowship awarded by the Marine Biological Laboratory to spend one month doing research at Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula.
2009. Guest speaker at Aventura Espacial Barranquilla. An educational/inspirational event that reunited 24,000 children over 3 days in Colombia to learn about astronomy and space. An event described by the United Nations as “one of a kind in the International Year of Astronomy”.
2006 Recipient of the NSF Antarctic travel fellowship for journalists, to visit the South Pole. First Hispanic.
2001Space and Aeronautics Journalist of the Year, from the New England Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
2001 Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT. First Hispanic in getting this fellowship.
Two Emmy nominations, for the Spanish language script of a series on Bolivia’s nature, aired in the Travel Channel in 1990, and for a biography of Christopher Columbus, aired n Telemundo in 1992
1997 Recipient of the Fellowship for Science Writers by the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Ma, to attend classes ranging from cellular biology to environmental long term projects. The fellowship included a two-week trip to Alaska’s Arctic Tundra, north of the Brooks Range, to report on a study on global climate change.
1995: First prize, enterprise and investigative journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists for a three-part series on Illegal Wildlife Trade at The Miami Herald.
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