Prairie View A&M University Takes Top Awards at 12th Annual TAMUS Pathways Research Symposium

October 29, 2015

Prairie View A&M University students were awarded top honors at the 12th Annual TAMUS Pathways Research Symposium hosted by Texas A&M Commerce in Corpus Christi. The symposium enables students to showcase their research projects and network with other schools, faculty members, and students within the TAMU System.

PVAMU truly shined in the Education Doctoral research category where PVAMU swept the competition to finish in first, second and third place.

Research partners Mathis Vairez and Jerrel Moore took home the first place prize for their in-depth research project, The Development and Validation of the Grit Trigger Scale.

Second Place Doctoral finalist, Rebecca Faison, wowed judges with her research project, The Examination of Commercialization of Research Portfolios at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Doctoral Candidate Jasmine Williams placed third in the category with her research, Homeschoolers: Experiences of African-American Male Students, A Phenomenological Study.

In addition to sweeping the Doctoral Education category, Prairie View also won the top honor in the Doctoral Engineering category.

Ashley S. Kelsey, an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student, focused her research in communication and signal processing – specifically in Cyber Security. Her topic, A Discrete wavelet Transform Approach for Enhanced Security in Image Steganography” showcased her research in data encryption and hiding data/information in images.