Tag Archives: Research

Texas A&M System Universities Awarded Nearly $3 Million From The National Science Foundation

Courtesy Rosana Moreira, Office of Graduate and Professional Studies The Texas A&M University System AGEP Alliance—Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Prairie View A&M University—will receive a $2.8 million grant over 60 months from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop, implement and study a new model for advancing underrepresented minority doctoral candidates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to careers in academia. The Texas A&M University System AGEP Alliance is also funded by NSF’s Research Traineeship (NRT) Program and its Historically Black… Read More →

Students gain valuable research, travel experience during 10-week summer course

By: Mollie Lastovica Traveling 7,890 miles across four states in the Southwest, six undergraduate students, one grad student and two faculty members were part of a unique research experience this summer. Created by Assistant Professor Billy McKim, Ph.D., the students spent five weeks in a College Station classroom, four weeks on the road and one week wrapping up to earn credit for AGCJ 404, technical writing, AGCJ 481, senior seminar and AGCJ 491, undergraduate research. Each student created a research proposal and worked to collect data for major… Read More →

Study Away

Texas Natural Resource Photography For application and information contact Tobin Redwine at tredwine@tamu.edu credits earned: AGCJ 380 (3)   California Advocacy, Outreach and Engagement: For application and information contact Dr. Billy McKim at brmckim@tamu.edu Credits earned: AGCJ 491 (3), AGCJ 481 (3), ALEC 404, (3)  

Undergraduate Research Reception Gives Students Insight on Research Opportunities

By: Mollie Lastovica In order to expose undergraduate students to the myriad research opportunities available in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, Assistant Professor Theresa Murphrey, Ph.D., coordinated the ALEC Undergraduate Research Reception that took place March 19. “The reception aimed to foster an opportunity for students to learn more about the research process and to expand working relationships with faculty,” Murphrey said. Graduate Research Assistant Orry Pratt worked with Murphrey to promote the event. He believes that the reception was a great opportunity for undergraduate… Read More →

ALEC Undergraduate Research Reception

By: Mollie Lastovica In order to expose undergraduate students to the plethora of research opportunities available in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, Assistant Professor Theresa Murphrey, Ph.D., has coordinated the ALEC Undergraduate Research Reception to take place March 19 from 1 – 2 p.m. in Room 129 of the Agriculture and Life Sciences Building. “This reception aims to foster an opportunity for students to learn more about the research process and to expand working relationships with faculty,” Murphrey said. Graduate Research Assistant Orry Pratt has… Read More →

ALEC Representatives Recognized for Scholarship, Research at Conference

By: Caitlin Powers Representatives from the ALEC department traveled to Orlando, Fla. to participate in the Southern Region Conference of the American Association for Agricultural Education. At the conference, nine ALEC faculty and six graduate assistants actively took part in advancing the field of agricultural education by delivering presentations and presenting research papers and posters, garnering recognition for their achievement. Held in conjunction with the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists annual meeting, The SR-AAAE conference is an opportunity for faculty and staff to connect and share. Professor and… Read More →

Research Lab Provides Opportunity for Students, Department and Industry

By: Mollie Lastovica For Graduate Research Assistant Damian Dominguez, starting grad school in the spring of 2013 meant an opportunity to work alongside Assistant Professor Billy McKim, Ph.D. and continue his efforts with the Digital Media Research and Development Lab of which he has been part of from the lab’s genesis. “I took Radio I and II with Dr. McKim and got really involved in the research side of things for our radio projects,” Dominguez, who graduated in December with an agricultural communications and journalism degree, said. “Dr…. Read More →

Maymester Course Gives Students Travel Opportunity

By: Mollie Lastovica Students have the opportunity to enroll in a one-hour seminar course to be offered during the 2013 Maymester. The course, ALEC 681, includes scheduled on-campus meetings and a field trip to the National American Association for Agricultural Education Conference in Columbus, Ohio along with stops at two land-grant universities to discuss research opportunities. Students enrolled in the course will incur field trip fees including travel and lodging to and from the AAAE Conference and conference registration. Interested students are encouraged to contact Billy McKim, Ph.D…. Read More →