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Spacecraft Carrying PVAMU Payload Launches into Space

A team from Prairie View A&M University developed a payload that launched into Earth’s polar orbit on October 29. The payload is riding aboard the Ten-Koh spacecraft built by the Kyushu Institute of Technology-Japan (KIT) for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). “We designed and developed the payload, SHARP-CPD (Solar and Heliospheric Assessment of Radiation [...]

Students Put Research on Display for Annual Symposium

The Biology Department hosted its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on October 26. The event showcased students at PVAMU while encouraging other students to conduct research and share knowledge. “When students engage in research as an undergraduate, it deepens their learning. It also makes them much more competitive when applying to professional and graduate schools,” said [...]

Students Win Big at 15th Annual TAMUS Research Symposium

Nine Prairie View A&M University students took home awards at the Texas A&M University System’s Pathways Student Research Symposium, which was held November 1-2 at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. Graduate deans from each member institution host the annual event. “Prairie View A&M University students have consistently presented competitive and intriguing research during [...]

Interdisciplinary Team from PVAMU, TSU Receives $1 Million NSF Award

Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) and Texas Southern University (TSU) are collaborators on a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project is called Excellence in Research: Collaborative Research: Strengthen the Foundation of Big Data Analytics via Interdisciplinary Research among HBCUs. “Our teams have joined forces to enhance the research capabilities [...]

PVAMU Receives Half-Million Dollar Grant to Improve its Computer Network

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Prairie View A&M University $499,964 to revamp its computer network, all in the name of research. The project called INCREASE, or Improve Network on Campus for Research and Education in Agriculture, Science, and Engineering, should significantly improve upload and download times while allowing data-intensive research projects unrestricted access to [...]

CoJJP Professor Presents at International Conference

Dr. Sesha Kethineni, a faculty member in the Department of Justice Studies, attended the European Society of Criminology Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina under the title Crimes against Humans and Crimes against Humanity: Challenges for Modern Criminology. She and her co-authors presented a paper on the Protection of Children from Sexual Abuse Act, passed [...]

Nursing Professor Researches Smartphone App Designed to Save Lives

Preventing abnormally high blood pressure, or hypertension, can save a life. If this “silent killer” is left untreated, hypertension can lead to stroke, congestive heart failure, or progression of coronary heart disease. According to new research, African-American women are twice as likely as other ethnic groups to suffer from hypertension and hypertension-related complications. Dr. Vanessa Monroe, [...]

New PVAMU Center to Tackle Worldwide Issue: Food Insecurity

In the United States, about 13 percent, or one in seven people, are food insecure. In other words, they are unable to access a sufficient amount of affordable and nutritious food. In Texas, that number is higher, and experts say it will get worse as the world’s population continues to grow if steps are not [...]

Cooperative Agricultural Research Center Hosts Summer Research Symposium

This summer, Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), under the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, hired 44 students from PVAMU, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, University of Texas-San Antonio and Texas Tech University. They assisted researchers with laboratory exercises and research objectives aimed at discovery and innovation for our stakeholders [...]

Research Journal Highlights Undergraduate Projects

The second issue of the undergraduate research journal PURSUE came out this summer. Students from three colleges and universities, including Prairie View A&M, contributed. “Six students from Prairie View wrote five articles for Volume 1, Issue 2. We also had students from Texas A&M University-Commerce and Knox College participate,” said Assistant Professor of Biology and [...]