Next in our Professor and Student Spotlights series is Dr. Gamal El Afandi, who has taught in the College of Agriculture, Environment, and Nutrition Sciences for 5 years. Dr. El Afandi teaches Agrometeorology, Climate Change, and Climate Modeling classes. He currently is engaged in research related to data acquisition and data handling with atmospheric models. His research concentrates on climate and climate change as well as its impacts on different sectors, focusing on agriculture and water resources in addition to the environment.
Next in our Professor and Student Spotlights series we profile Dr. Souleymane Fall. Dr. Fall has taught at CAENS for 6 years and currently teaches four Geographic Information Systems (GIS) classes (traditional and online). His research interests center on the use of GIS to analyze different aspects of climate variability and change.
This week we start a new blog series called Professor and Student Spotlights. Every day we see the talented and amazing people working and studying at CAENS and other parts of Tuskegee University. Naturally, we want to tell our readers about them. What better way to get to know people than by hearing what they have to say about themselves? So, we asked some of our professors and students to participate in short interviews. Over the next several months, we will be sharing their responses here on our blog.
Necropsy, Ophthalmology, PCR, and Pharmacology—all these subjects may seem unrelated, but they really have more in common than you think. I learned all this and more as a participant in the Summer Enrichment Reinforcement Program (SERP) at Tuskegee University.
Ever thought about the greatest threats to goats and sheep in the southern United States? Well I’ll tell you, it’s definitely not a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
“I began to sweat profusely as I carried the basket full of semi-ripe tomatoes and walked along the dusty path. Someone must have made the sun god angry because he is unforgiving today, hitting me from all angles with only the basket atop my head to provide shade. Not even a whiff of air to cool my blotched skin. I still have about ten kilometers to go before reaching the market place. Though tomorrow will be market day, I have to set off today in order to secure a good spot to sell my tomatoes. Oh how I wish I had a vehicle to transport my goods to the market!”
Have you ever thought about growing plants without soil? Is such a feat even possible? What if you could do just that in an energy-efficient and space-efficient system that only takes up a 2.5’ x 2.5’ footprint?
In a world full of changing trends, agriculture will always be a constant. Feeding the world’s population requires knowledge of both agricultural and business best practices. That is where Agribusiness comes in.