"Who will rebuild Puerto Rico as young professionals leave island after Hurricane Maria?" article by Oren Dorell, USA TODAY Published 12:38 p.m. ET Oct. 12, 2017 | Updated 8:39 a.m. ET Oct. 13, 2017

"SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A graduate student here plans to abandon her thesis project and seek a doctorate in psychology at Stanford or the University of Michigan. A mechanical engineer with Honeywell is leaving for Arizona. And an accountant is asking friends on the U.S. mainland for a place to stay to look for a job.”

"Three weeks after Hurricane Maria left a path of destruction that brought Puerto Rico’s economy to a virtual halt, students, young professionals and many others are seeking to rebuild their lives elsewhere.”

"And the move has many worried that the youthful exodus, particularly of educated and accomplished residents, could further hamper the island's slow recovery from the Sept. 20 storm, and leave a population dominated by older residents.”


"The trend of young people leaving Puerto Rico began before Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma striking two weeks earlier. But the overwhelming devastation is now accelerating a process of migration that could trigger a future financial crisis, said Carlos Méndez, an associate administrator at the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, one of the island’s top medical facilities.”

Could you help? They need help building a new financial income stream.

For ideas, consider how they might use the internet to bring in new revenue for the educated (students). If Puerto Ricans were taught how to build websites and knew how to find ONLINE income jobs, this would allow them to live and work anywhere, for example.

Building websites would be a relatively fast way to get things rolling. A few months of training, a 'school' location with electrical power, donated (used) PCs, and some volunteer teachers might be enough to get this idea tested. Estimated income might be $50 to $100 or more per hour.

Once website building is tried and tested, adding Engineering & Science Design Consulting could be added to the curriculum. Engineers & Scientists using the Calculus-level programming language can reduce design times around 95%! What use to take 20 months (or days) are solved in 1 month (or day) and the solutions are optimal. With a math model, Calculus programming can tweak many parameters in order to find optimum parameter settings. When a math model needs enhancing, the solutions convergence history will give the educated user a clue that the model needs work.

Things we need to get us moving in the right direction.

1. A webpage that we could use to spread needs, ideas, possible lines of work, etc. Wegpage should include input lines for contact name, e-mail address, and comments. Send the comments to us at opt-designs@goal-driven.net .

2. Company names with contact names and e-mail addresses that would be willing to help by donating their old PCs every few years.

3. Estimates on how many possible students per year? Are we talking hundreds or thousands?

4. Possible Puerto Rican 'school' locations ... ideas?

For those with math modeling experience, download FC-Compiler, install it, and run some demo problems. It's Freeware! If you like it, please pass the word on and help others learn the power of Calculus-level Programming with the FC-Compiler.

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