LEADERS Program :: Learning, Enhancing & Developing Experiential Research Skills
LEADERS Program :: Learning, Enhancing & Developing Experiential Research Skills
LEADERS Program :: Learning, Enhancing & Developing Experiential Research Skills
LEADERS Program :: Learning, Enhancing & Developing Experiential Research Skills
LEADERS Program :: Learning, Enhancing & Developing Experiential Research Skills
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Welcome to the LEADERS Program:
Learning, Enhancing, and Developing Experiential Research Skills.
  The LEADERS (Learning, Enhancing, And Developing Experiential Research Skills) Program was initiated in 2013 as a USDA funded project designed to increase the number of Hispanic leaders in the field of animal science. The purpose of this program is to produce experienced underrepresented graduates who are well qualified to enter the work force and provide the human capital necessary to enhance the nation’s food supply. Activities that will contribute to the success of this program include student research training in their field of interest, a ‘university exchange program’, professional conference participation, internship opportunities, and educational tours at participating industry and government agencies.

The LEADERS Program is projected to span four years, with continual funding provided through the USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions Educational Grants Program. With this funding, a minimum of 10 undergraduate and 10 graduate students will be supported at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and New Mexico State University. Upon completion of the program, there will be increased retention and graduation rates of Hispanic students because of the multi-faceted approach of financial support (compensation for research efforts), emotional encouragement (through faculty and peer mentoring), and career awareness (interaction with USDA, state agencies, and private industry). This will result in successful Hispanic graduates who are competitive for careers requiring advanced degrees in the food and agriculture sector.
 
     
Kim McCuistion • Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Phone: 361-593-3690 • Email: kim.mccuistion@tamuk.edu
Clint Loest • New Mexico State University
Phone: 575-646-1714 • Email: cloest@ad.nmsu.edu
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