Arionne Patterson, junior Agriculture major from Fresno, CA, is among 35 Prairie View A&M University students chosen to attend the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, September 21-25. Paterson is a USDA 1890 Scholar and is very active in campus organizations and activities. Students were selected …

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Brothers Raymond and Russell Thomas share more than just last names and Eagle Scout honors. They are both proud recipients of support from the USDA National Scholars Program and students in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), entering in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Although Russell began this fall, he has seen himself as …

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Communications Specialist Kelley A. Redmon participated in an event called “Mission to Mars, What Will It Take?” Thursday, September 15, 2016, benefitting Space Center Houston’s Youth STEM Academies. This event held at NASA and River Oaks Country Club allowed Redmon to discuss the impact agriculture has on space exploration as well as provide a platform …

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The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) Student Leadership Apprentice Program had an excellent start this month. The advisors and co-creators, LaRachelle Smith and Danielle Y. Hairston Green received thirty applications from students who were either enrolled or employed in CAHS to participate in the eight-month long intense program. Ten emerging leaders completed all …

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The College of Agriculture and Humans Sciences (CAHS) honored several of its own on August 17. The selection process was rigorous, involving nominations and a committee review of support materials, which resulted in one staff and one faculty nominee for inclusion in the President’s yearly faculty and staff award competition. This year’s staff recipients were …

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Rubbing elbows and engaging in discussions with elected officials, agricultural industry leaders or policy makers would be intimidating for many, but not for Phillip Harris and Thaddeus Chapman, both students in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) at Prairie View A&M University. Instead, this experience left these two students wanting more. Phillip and …

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When parents look for someone to watch their children, they want someone who is dependable and responsible. Bell County and Central Texas Housing Consortium offer a Safe Sitter Training course that teaches babysitters the qualities parents seek in having someone care for their children. Designed for youth age nine and older, the training teaches participants …

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Dr. Ram Ray attended a training on Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP 8.0) in Atlanta, Georgia from August 1-5, 2016. The training was organized by the US EPA Region 4 to assist participants understand modeling principles and theory and to provide hands-on experience on the use of WASP interface and other hydrologic models. Ray …

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The Cooperative Agricultural Research Center’s Plant Systems research group has discovered the commercial accumulation of a shikimic acid family of antioxidants in the otherwise obscure medicinal plant Phyla dulcis, a Central American herb. The group has been conducting a biotechnological research project, funded by NIFA-Allen Fund, aimed at enhancing the quantities of the non-caloric sweetener …

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Three CARC researchers: Drs. Ming Gao, Ripendra Awal and Sara Fuentes-Soriano attended a training on high performance computing at TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center) Summer Supercomputing Institute, August 1 – 5, 2016, at the University of Texas at Austin. The training introduced researchers on to high performance computing, data analytics, and scientific visualization. In addition, …

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