Monthly Archives: January 2021

Stevens Initiative Awards Grant to Make Virtual Exchange Possible for Youth in Morocco and the United States

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has partnered with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco on a virtual exchange opportunity: ENGAGE: “Leadership in a Virtual World.” This connects students at TAMU with students at UM6P where they will engage in live discussions and work together on activities to develop and strengthen cultural competency skills. Dr. Jack Elliot ( is the lead faculty for TAMU and his ALEC 350: Global Agricultural Issues course will serve as the pilot for the program in Fall 2020. Kerri Vance, Coordinator… Read More →

Future Institute Research Center Awards Jean Parrella $1,000 Scholarship

By: Riley Grden Jean Parrella, a Texas A&M University doctoral student working with Holli Leggette, Ph.D. in her science communications lab, received a scholarship from the Future Institute Research Center, becoming a FIRC Associate Research Fellow. “A lot of research we do in the science communications lab aims to identify and develop innovative and effective ways to improve the science communications skills of students and other professionals across agricultural disciplines,” Parrella said. It is important to understand that in agricultural careers, students with degrees in agriculture need to have… Read More →

Highlighting Graduate Student Research

The Department wishes to highlight recent graduates and current graduate student research. Congratulations to all for your accomplishments! Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education Benson, C. N., & Strong Jr., R. (2021, April 12-15). Tackling gender inequality in university education: A content analysis of US and partner government priorities in developing Countries. [Oral presentation]. Association of International Agricultural and Extension Education, virtual conference. Brogan, G., & Strong Jr., R. (2021, April 12-15). Attributes empowering women in the Sub­ Saharan agricultural industry: Utilizing a quantitative content analysis to… Read More →