The 2017 CARC Summer Student Research Symposium: Celebrating Success
Every fall, spring and summer semester, approximately 50 graduate and undergraduate students actively train with the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC). This summer, forty-eight graduate and under-graduate students were employed in different laboratories of the CARC. In an effort to capture their experience and recognize their contribution, CARC organized the 2017 Summer Student Research Symposium at the Agriculture/Business Multipurpose Building on Friday, August 18, 2017.
At the beginning of the event, Dr. James M. Palmer, Associate Provost and Interim Dean & Director of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), welcomed attendees. In addition, Interim President Ruth Simmons briefly spoke and addressed the students and their mentors. She took the opportunity to remind students of the importance of research and her dedication to support excellence at PVAMU in this area.
At the end of the events, Associate Director of Research, Dr. Ali Fares, System Leader Dr. William Turner and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Student Research and Success, Dr. Laura Carson, recognized each student presenter with a certificate.
Research topics covered such areas as: crop production practices for medicinal plants and their health benefits, use of mobile devices and Apps for irrigation scheduling, how to recognize goat pregnancy early, the importance of laboratory data safety sheets, wastewater treatment, among others. Students highlighted some of the skills they learned and their appreciation for the opportunity to be trained on different techniques in various laboratories.
Interim President Ruth Simmons and Interim Dean & Director James Palmer during their remarks to participants.
Ali Fares, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Research, Cooperative Agricultural Research Center