Tallahassee, FL. – A research center in the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA) at Florida A&M University (FAMU) has been awarded a $260,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Research Initiative (USDA NRI) Grant Program.
The grant is for the FAMU Center for Water and Air Quality.
“This was perfect timing for the announcement to come as we are focusing on the engagement in scientific study by faculty and students in this college,” said Dr. Sunil Pancholy, associate dean for the Division of Research Programs (CESTA). “Currently, we are facing critical issues related to water and air quality that need to be addressed. The grant from NRI is significant and will provide FAMU with the resources and opportunity to help find solutions for these challenges.”
The grant award is among several accolades in science at FAMU, an 1890 land-grant institution. Recently, CESTA unveiled “Majesty,” the first muscadine grape variety; an innovative weevil identification tool; and a new pesticide bacteria strain.
For more information, contact Hsieh at (850) 599-3065 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sunil Pancholy, associate dean for the Division of Research, FAMU-CESTA at (850) 599-3594 or email: email@example.com.
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