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Joint Effort by PVAMU Faculty, Staff, Students Offers Free Tax Help

Prairie View A&M University’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program once again offered free income tax preparation January through March. The program, a partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and PVAMU’s College of Business (COB) and Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) under the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), utilized PVAMU faculty, staff, and [...]

PVAMU Part of Google’s Tech Exchange Program in Silicon Valley

This spring, a group of juniors from Prairie View A&M University’s computer science program is taking part in Google’s Tech Exchange program in Mountain View, California. Shane May-Gunlogson, Kayla R. Butler, and Devyn I. Allen are living and studying on Google’s main campus. Students and faculty members from eleven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) [...]

PVAMU wins HBCU Battle of the Brains during SXSW

Prairie View A&M University Panthers won this year’s HBCU Battle of the Brains competition in Austin on March 10, 2019, during South by Southwest (SXSW). PVAMU’s team conquered well-known HBCU rivalries battling it out, winning $25,000 – and bragging rights. Organized by the Black MBA Association, the event’s mission is to promote the talented business [...]

COB Hosts Inaugural Young Investor Symposium for Local High School Students

On Feb. 2, Prairie View A&M University’s College of Business hosted its first-ever Young Investor Symposium for dozens of students from three area high schools (Nimitz High School, Cleveland High School, and Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy). According to Dr. Yi Zhang, associate professor of finance, the goal of the event was to expose young [...]

Alumni Spotlight: DeMarr Holmes ’16

“From the classroom to Main Street,” Cleveland, Ohio native and Prairie View A&M University alumnus DeMarr Holmes owns Screwston Sole. He says it’s the first smart sneaker store in America. “The smart sneaker concept is perfect for consignment sneaker stores,” said Holmes. “Usually, when you shop at places like these, you constantly have to check [...]

Architecture Professor to Use AIA Grant to Help Portion of Houston’s Aging Population

Photo credits: Shelby Skinner, Clifford Robinson, Kennia Lopez, April Ward The American Institute of Architects’ Design for Aging Knowledge Community selected Assistant Professor Jessica April Ward in Prairie View A&M University’s School of Architecture as a 2019-2020 AIA Design for Aging Fellow. As a fellow, Ward will use a $10,000 grant to further [...]

Professor, Graduate Student Publish Article

Dr. Sesha Kethineni, professor in Prairie View A&M University’s Department of Justice Studies, recently started focusing her research on cryptocurrency and its involvement in criminal activities. She and graduate student Ying Cao published their first peer-reviewed article on the topic Use of Bitcoin in Darknet Markets: Examining Facilitative Factors on Bitcoin-Related Crimes in the “American [...]

Healthcare Research Team to Present at National Conference

On May 9, Dr. Mark Tschaepe, associate professor of philosophy at Prairie View A&M University, Christian Farley, graduating senior honors student at PVAMU, and Michael Zhou, junior at Cypress Ranch High School, will present the research session "How Did This Become a Medical Desert?" at the National Rural Health Association's 42nd Annual Conference in Atlanta, [...]

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 [...]

Digital Media Arts Team Wins in Game Jam Competition

Seven students from Prairie View A&M University’s digital media arts program won the popular vote in Chillennium 2018, the largest student-run game jam in the world. College students from more than a dozen universities across the nation traveled to Texas A&M University October 12-14 to participate in the competition, which involved creating a video game [...]