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Our Fall 2020 recruitment symposium is Nov. 11-12. Applications are open, contact us now!

November 11 @ 8:00 am – November 12 @ 5:00 pm Our Fall 2020 recruitment symposium is Nov. 11-12. Applications are open, contact us now! https://alec.tamu.edu/academics/graduate/how-to-apply/ 

Building Tomorrow’s Leaders: TAMU ACT Attends 2019 National Agricultural Media Summit

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Texas A&M University’s chapter of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow attended the 2019 Ag Media Summit July 27–31 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Agricultural Media Summit (AMS) is an industry-wide meeting that offers new opportunities for professionals in agricultural communications to network and gain professional skills through various meetings and educational tours Each year the student organization, National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, meets in conjunction with AMS as a way for students to undergo professional development and connect with specialists in the industry and other students across the nation…. Read More →

High Impact Experience Networking Works

Ph.D. Student Lacey Roberts is demonstrating two cases that show how networking with High Impact Experience (HIE) funds provided by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications (ALEC) are effective. Lacey was one of four graduate students enrolled in ALEC 646 – Institutions Serving Agriculture in Developing Nations. In a five-day period during the spring semester of 2019, partially sponsored by the HIE, they visited 21 organizations and their staffs that conduct international development work in Washington, D.C. In… Read More →

ALEC Professors Awarded an Innovative Pedagogy Grant Through Instructional Technology Services!

Congratulations to both Dr. Tracy Rutherford and Dr. Theresa Murphrey. Each were awarded an Innovative Pedagogy Grant through Instructional Technology Services!

Immersing students in immersive technology

From the moment that we wake up in the morning, technology is a part of our daily routine. Many of us wake up to an alarm set on our cell phones, click on our smart TV’s to catch the morning news and a quick check of our email before, syncing our phones to the radios in our cars on the way to work. It only makes sense that more technology is on its way to the classroom. The effective use of educational technology in the classroom offers students… Read More →

Texas A&M Represented Well at Global Education Conference

Texas A&M University, the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC), and partners were represented well at the sixth annual Universality of Global Education Conference (UGEC) held at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) on February 28-March 1, 2019. The UGEC is a small, friendly conference that is highly interactive and positively engaging. The theme for this year’s conference was “Education for Culturally Sustaining Practices”. The conference attracted about 75 registrants and many hourly or day visitors from SHSU, including research teams from Turkey, Russia, Costa Rica and… Read More →

ALEC graduate student wins big at 3MT competition

Kathryn Edmunds, a student in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications at Texas A&M University, has found some recent success with the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The 3MT research communication competition gives graduate students three minutes to orally present their thesis and its significance. This program challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries to present them concisely to a non-specialist audience. In total, 51 students participated in the high-impact learning experience this year. Edmunds took home first prize in the master’s division and… Read More →

ALEC Graduate Students participate in Sustainability and Development Conference at the University of Michigan

Six Texas A&M University (TAMU) students recently participated in a panel discussion about “Gender Equity and Cultural Autonomy: Implications for Sustainable Development” at the inaugural Sustainability and Development conference. The conference was held at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Mich., November 9-11, 2018. Four presentations comprised the 75-minute discussion moderated by Dr. Manuel Pina Jr. and Tessa Davis, program consultant with the Just Like My Child Foundation. Davis informed about the trajectory and recent evaluation of the Girl Power Project (GPP) with the participating teens in… Read More →