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PVAMU Receives Nearly Half-Million Dollar Grant to Solve Transportation Challenges Within Waller Co.

Toyota Motor North America awarded Prairie View A&M University $453,757 to find ways for people to get around easier in Waller County, the county in which PVAMU is located. Junior-level civil and environmental engineering students, under the direction of Professors Emmanuel Nzewi and Judy Perkins, are working through May 2020 on transportation solutions for individuals [...]

Race to Zero Team Wins Another Design Award for “The Fly Flat”

It was announced on Earth Day (April 22) that the Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture Race to Zero team won the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten for Students Competition for their project, The Fly Flat. The 2018-2019 COTE Top Ten for Students Competition Innovation 2030 [...]

Students Perform at HBCU National Band Director’s Consortium

A group of students from Prairie View A&M University performed at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Band Directors Consortium. The conference was held March 27 to 31, 2019, at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. All students attending had to audition for the convention for music faculty and the consortium’s judges. Students participating from [...]

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 [...]