“Elevating BIPOC(Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Scholars through Purposeful Mentorship: Cultivating Future Leaders in Agriculture, Food Safety, Renewable Energy, and Biological Engineering.“
Introducing the “Food/Feed Safety & Renewable Energy Summer Hands-On (FRESH) Research Experience” project, led by Principal Investigator Janie McClurkin Moore at Texas A&M University AgriLife Research.
This initiative, spanning from March 2023 to February 2027, is dedicated to the Agriculture systems and technology domain, aligning with the primary AFRI Farm Bill priority area. FRESH offers undergraduates an exclusive chance to immerse themselves in hands-on research, encompassing Food and Feed Safety, Engineering, and Renewable Energy. With a remarkable mentor-to-participant ratio of 1:2 and the invaluable guidance of four mentors, this 10-week summer internship program aims to impart students with profound knowledge in food safety, microbial modeling, and renewable energy application.
Additionally, participants will explore the innovative application of Atmospheric Cold Plasma (ACP) treatment for enhancing shelf life and extracting value from agro-industrial waste. This program not only elevates the academic experiences of participants but also places a strong emphasis on mentorship and leadership development, furthering the objectives of the AFRI Education and Workforce Development (EWD) program.
Come, join us in shaping the future of agriculture and engineering while preparing the next generation of BIPOC researchers in these vital fields!!