Monday Minute

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 [...]

Choose Health: Food, Fun & Fitness Curriculum Implemented in County High Schools

The Choose Health: Food, Fun and Fitness curriculum was implemented in Maverick County though health classes at CC Winn and Eagle Pass High Schools.  The lessons focused on topics such as sugary drinks, the benefits of incorporating fruits and vegetables to a daily eating regimen, nutrition label reading, among others. The six-lesson series included interactive [...]

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 [...]

Cucumbers Grafted on Black-seeded Pumpkin

Billy Lawton, Program Leader Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP), and Ming Gao, Senior Research Scientist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), are involved in an integrated research and extension project to promote local cucumber production using grafting technology. The cucumber, a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, originated in India. [...]

Mentorship and Accountability presented at National Conference in New Mexico

The 9th Annual Mentoring Conference was held at the University of New Mexico last week featuring proposals that critically and innovatively analyzed different types of developmental relationships and how networking through various disciplines may contribute to the long-term success and prosperity of an individual. Each year the conference hosts networkers and speakers from institutions nationwide [...]

Sweetpotato Breeding Program: It’s the Harvesting Season

On October 20, Senior Cooperative Agricultural Research Center Research Scientist Ming Gao’s research group harvested their sweet potato hybrid lines, which are new purple-fleshed varieties. A total of 30 hybrid lines, which were selected from those obtained from hybridization in the previous two years, were grown in small blocks on the PVAMU farm to test [...]

Ampim Participates in a Workshop on Organic Strawberry Production, High Tunnels

Peter Ampim, Research Scientist, attended a two-day conference/workshop on high tunnel and strawberry production organized by AgriLife Extension on October 12 and 13, 2016 in Fort Worth. The event’s first day covered a range of issues including new items on pesticide laws and regulation, high tunnel designs and construction, integrating aquaponics and high tunnels, integrated [...]

Inclement Weather Re-Opening 1/18/18

Prairie View A&M University will reopen tomorrow January 18, 2018. Classes on the main campus, Northwest Houston Center and Nursing Campus will resume as scheduled and administrative offices will return to normal operations. We are continuing to monitor the icy road conditions across the Houston-metro area. We urge you to exercise caution as you begin your daily routine, allowing extra travel time as temperatures will remain around the freezing mark in the morning. Please continue to monitor the website and official social media channels for updates.