Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M hosted their Texas Land Grants Day event last Friday, April 14th. The event focused on developing long-term relationships between faculty members, student organizations, and university leadership through one-on-one conversations and conference activities. The aim of this conference is to increase collaboration and build long-term relationships within the field of engineering education between the sister campuses, and to foster new initiatives and strategies to support the future of engineering education research.
The conference featured a keynote presentation by Dr. Don Millard, Deputy Assistant Director of the Engineering Directorate at NSF, as well as a poster session and engaging breakout sessions with participants from both Prairie View and College Station. The event provided an opportunity for attendees to discuss new opportunities, share ideas, and explore potential collaborations.
Furthermore, the Texas Land Grants Day event also featured a panel presentation titled “Role of Students in the Land-Grant Mission.” During this session, students from Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M discussed how students contribute to the research and service aspects of the land-grant mission. The panelists shared their experiences with academic projects, undergraduate research, service organizations, and individual volunteering, highlighting the importance of cultivating a culture of engagement among students. This session provided valuable insights into the role of students in furthering the land-grant mission and creating a meaningful impact in their communities.
Through Texas Land Grants Day, the organizers aim to create transformative change within the field of engineering education and to promote a culture of innovation and collaboration. The event provides a space for participants to share their ideas and develop new strategies to advance the field.
Overall, Texas Land Grants Day is a valuable opportunity for individuals in the engineering education community to come together, share their expertise, and work towards building a brighter future for the field. The organizers hope the event will continue to inspire new collaborations and initiatives that will contribute to the growth and development of engineering education.