College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

Faculty and Staff Awards Presented

The College of Agriculture and Humans Sciences (CAHS) honored several of its own on August 17. The selection process was rigorous, involving nominations and a committee review of support materials, which resulted in one staff and one faculty nominee for inclusion in the President’s yearly faculty and staff award competition. This year’s staff recipients were [...]

Agricultural Outlook Forum: Two Peas in a Pod

Rubbing elbows and engaging in discussions with elected officials, agricultural industry leaders or policy makers would be intimidating for many, but not for Phillip Harris and Thaddeus Chapman, both students in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) at Prairie View A&M University. Instead, this experience left these two students wanting more. Phillip and [...]

Safe Sitter Training in Bell County

When parents look for someone to watch their children, they want someone who is dependable and responsible. Bell County and Central Texas Housing Consortium offer a Safe Sitter Training course that teaches babysitters the qualities parents seek in having someone care for their children. Designed for youth age nine and older, the training teaches participants [...]

Training on Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP 8.0)

Dr. Ram Ray attended a training on Water Quality Analysis Simulation Program (WASP 8.0) in Atlanta, Georgia from August 1-5, 2016. The training was organized by the US EPA Region 4 to assist participants understand modeling principles and theory and to provide hands-on experience on the use of WASP interface and other hydrologic models. Ray [...]

New Discovery: Herb with Very High Accumulation of Antioxidants

The Cooperative Agricultural Research Center’s Plant Systems research group has discovered the commercial accumulation of a shikimic acid family of antioxidants in the otherwise obscure medicinal plant Phyla dulcis, a Central American herb. The group has been conducting a biotechnological research project, funded by NIFA-Allen Fund, aimed at enhancing the quantities of the non-caloric sweetener [...]

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) Summer Supercomputing Institute – High Performance Computing Training

Three CARC researchers: Drs. Ming Gao, Ripendra Awal and Sara Fuentes-Soriano attended a training on high performance computing at TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center) Summer Supercomputing Institute, August 1 – 5, 2016, at the University of Texas at Austin. The training introduced researchers on to high performance computing, data analytics, and scientific visualization. In addition, [...]

International Conference Invites Fares to Offer Keynote

Dr. Ali Fares, Associate Director of Research at the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center, has been invited as a keynote speaker for the International Citrus Congress (ICC), which will be held in Foz do Iguaçu, PR – Brazil from September 18-23, 2016. The ICC is a venue where researchers working on citrus from all over the [...]

Want Them to Follow, Show Them the Map; The SLAP Returns

As the field of agriculture and human sciences continues to grow, so does the need for experienced professionals with skills that could enhance the industry and its relationship with the consumer. According to Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), leadership development is one of the objectives necessary for [...]

CAHS Assists in Hosting the U.S. Olympic Track Team

Team USA track and field athletes have been on campus for practice ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before their arrival, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences staff including Dr. Richard W. Griffin, Kelley Redmon and William Anthony partnered with Coaches Angela Williams and Chris Clay to develop a 10 [...]

CAHS Participates in Borlaug Institute’s Central American Summit

The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University sponsored the 2016 Central America Summit on June 27-29.  The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences was represented by Drs. Rahmat Attaie, William Foxworth, Gary R. Newton, Deland Meyers, and Ali Fares. Special Assistant Evie Myers also participated in this summit. This event brought together [...]