CASNR faculty provide academic content for visiting Chinese high school students
Eleven high-school students from China were on Texas Tech's campus for a special iSTEM agricultural science education program last month, said university officials, who assisted with the 16-day academic event.
The focus was on providing an interactive educational experience to enhance the Chinese student's knowledge of the relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources subject matter. "The coursework enabled participants to have a variety of experiences both on and off campus," said Jonathan Ulmer, an associate professor with Tech's Department of Agricultural Education and Communications and incoming Director of STEM-CORE.
Among the subject areas presented by College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources' faculty were dairy production, entomology, invasive species, landscape architecture, nutrition, soils, turfgrass and wildlife field tracking.
CASNR faculty included:
- Michael Ballou, Associate Dean for Research, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
- Matthew Barnes, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources Management
- Robert Cox, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources Management
- Jennifer Moore-Kucera: Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Science
- Sara Trojan, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences
- Sohyun Park, Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
- Robin Verble-Pearson, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources Management
- Joey Young, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Science
Program officials said Tech's STEM Center for Outreach, Research & Education (STEM-CORE) mission is to serve as a cross-college organizational structure that integrates, deepens, and extends the scope, nature, and ultimately, the impact of STEM education, outreach, research, training and professional development at Tech.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Jonathan Ulmer, associate professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communications, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-6672 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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