COE AgriScience Education students present at national conference

December 16, 2020

Five College of Education AgriScience Education graduate students recently presented papers at the 78th annual Professional Agriculture Workers Conference (PAWC) which is hosted by Tuskegee University. This year marked the first-ever virtual conference.

As a part of the conference, the Tuskegee chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, an honor society for students in Agriculture and related fields, hosts a student paper presentation competition for both graduate and undergraduate students. This year, although the conference was virtual, nine undergraduates and 36 graduate students from ten colleges and universities from around the country presented research on a variety of agricultural topics.

Five competitors from Auburn’s graduate program entered the competition. The students included Jamie Wise (recent Ph.D. graduate), Ronald Davis (Ph.D. student), Akua Adu-Gyamfi (Ph.D. student), Kelly Holler (M.Ed. student), and Meredith Hall (Ph.D. student).
Hall placed third in the Graduate Student Oral Presentation competition for “Keep Calm and Teach On: A Study of Motivational Factors for School-based Agriculture Education Teachers During COVID-19.”
The theme of this year’s conference was “Disparities and Racial Injustices in Agriculture & Rural Communities: Ways Forward.” PAWC is a committed to a world that values and promotes equal opportunity and equitable access to information and technology for sustainable development of communities and natural resources.

Congratulations to all!