FAMU President to Attend Unveiling of National STEM Education Strategic Plan in D.C.
FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., will participate in an event that will unveil a new strategic plan to strengthen education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for all Americans, which was developed by the National Science and Technology Council and The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The event will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. In 1976, Congress established the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to provide the President and others within the Executive Office of the President with advice on the scientific, engineering, and technological aspects of the economy, national security, homeland security, health, foreign relations, the environment and the technological recovery and use of resources, among other topics.
FAMU Students Explore How Oyster Farming Can Enhance Water Quality
FAMU’s Dean of the School of the Environment, Victor Ibeanusi, Ph.D., recently led a group of students on an important research boat trip to the Oyster Farm at Spring Creek in November to give them hands-on experiences in monitoring the role of oyster farming and its impact on improving water quality.
The trip is a component of the school’s ongoing efforts to engage and train students in research through its scholars-in-residence program, which includes a commitment to focus on addressing environmental issues of importance to the state.
Cornucopia Institute Taps FAMU Professor to Serve on Farm Policy Research Group Advisory Panel
The Cornucopia Institute announced that Jennifer Taylor, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of Small Farm Programs at the Florida A&M University College of Agriculture and Food Sciences has been appointed to serve as one of the lead members of the Cornucopia Institute Policy Advisory Panel. Her appointment became effective this fall.
The Cornucopia Institute is a farm policy research group based in Wisconsin that provides education in support of ecological principles and economics underlying sustainable and organic agriculture. Through research and investigations on agricultural issues, the Cornucopia Institute provides needed information to consumers, family farmers and the media. Taylor was also selected to serve as the United States Delegate to the September 2018 International Terra Madre Salone del Gusto Conference in Turin, Italy, where she represented small farmers and FAMU.