College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

Estwick Teaches Outside the Classroom

Students learn well through active participation, both physically and mentally. Dr. Noel M. Estwick took a different approach for his AGEC 4233: Land Resources Economics class. This class exposes students to land management and investigation of institutions and government as they relate to agriculture. On November 8, 2016 the students went on a field trip [...]

CAHS Undergraduate Student is National Award Winner

Chatera Claybon, a CAHS undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in Fundamentals of Agricultural Engineering taught by Eric Risch, Interim Research Scientist Leader of the Natural Resources and Environmental Systems, won the Irrigation Foundation E3 student award. Claybon is one of fewer than twenty student nation-wide winners of the Irrigation Foundation award. These students will [...]

CAHS Employees Get Energized Through Skill Enhancement Workshops

Employees in the College of Agriculture & Human Sciences (CAHS) have been engaged in a series of training and development workshops designed to enrich staff skill sets and competencies. The Staff Development Unit delivers invigorating and inspiring workshops and seminars designed to build interpersonal skills through training and webinars. In an effort to keep employees [...]

Leadership Development Alumni Share Next Steps for Continuous Improvement

Twelve employees in the College of Agriculture & Human Sciences (CAHS) representing Academics, CARC and CEP and who are alumni of leadership development programs convened to discuss next steps for continuous leadership growth and development. The participants graduated from one of three Leadership Development Programs: LEAD21, Leadership PVAMU, and the TexasAgriLife Extension Advance Leadership Program. [...]

CARC Research Demonstrations Offered to Pathways Symposium Participants

Several participants at the Texas A&M University System’s 13th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, hosted by PVAMU this year, visited the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) labs and the Research Farm as part of the Academic Demonstrations and Campus Tour program. CARC scientists organized five one-hour themed tours including: 1) Agricultural Remote Sensing Technologies, 2) [...]

Distributions of Starch Granules in Developing Sweet Potatoes

Ming Gao, Senior Research Scientist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), just published his work on starch granules. The goal of the study was to better understand genetic control of physical properties of starch granules. Using a new approach to analyze developmental and genotypic effects on morphology and size distributions of starch granules in [...]

CAHS Graduate Student Presents Research

Research is one of the fundamental activities of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and Prairie View A&M University.  Many graduate assistants participate in research that influences issues that are happening in the community. Nakita Bowman, Human Sciences major, and Rukeia Draw-Hood, Program Leader 4-H and Youth Development Program, are conducting an applied research [...]

The Story of an HBCU Experience

Nebraska native Zhane Latrice Brown explains why she chose to pursue her education in agriculture and to dream of becoming a veterinarian at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). Brown hails from a small town offering limited educational progress to their minority residents. For her, PVAMU was a culture shock, but she quickly learned to embrace [...]

CAHS Faculty Recognized in ‘Class of Forty Under 40’

Andrea McDonald, Instructor in the Human Nutrition and Foods program, was recognized as a member of Prairie View A&M University’s (PVAMU) inaugural class of Forty under 40 awardees. The award celebrated forty PVAMU emerging leaders who have blazed a trail in their respective fields and who received their start on “the Hill.” The selected individuals [...]

Hundreds Gather for the Lindsey Weatherspoon Agriculture Breakfast

Over three-hundred alumni and friends gathered for The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) 2016 Lindsey Weatherspoon Agriculture Breakfast during Homecoming Week. The Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Ecology’s co-organizers Tenelnger Abrom-Johnson and Jacklyn Sanders pulled together current students Raymond and Russell Thomas and CAHS alumna Zelia Wiley to share their CAHS stories [...]