Drs. Ripendra Awal and Ram Ray, Research Scientists, presented in the 2016 AWRA Summer Specialty Conference: GIS and Water Resources IX, in Sacramento, CA, July 11-13, 2016. Awal presented on climate change and its potential impact on irrigation water requirements for four major crops (corn, cotton, winter wheat and sorghum) in the Texas High Plains. …

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Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research at the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center has been serving on the Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy’s (ESCOP) Diversity in Research Leadership Task Force. This twelve member task force from 1862 and 1890 universities has been charged with exploring diversity in research leadership across the Land-grant university …

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Dr. Gary Newton, Research Leader of the Animal Science System, was invited to serve a three-year term on the Editorial Board of Domestic Animal Endocrinology beginning July 2016. The journal covers the entire spectrum of endocrinology at the whole animal, organismal, cellular, and molecular levels, with a focus on domestic species.  Newton previously served as …

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2016 REAP students and coordinators

Our nation is faced with a critical shortage of well-trained professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. Innovative programs that are accessible and attractive to young people are needed to generate their interest in undergraduate and graduate science majors. As a land-grant and Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Prairie View A&M, brought about by …

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