ERIC Number: ED329378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb-5
Reference Count: N/A
Linkages between USDA-CSRS and the 1890 Institutions.
The percentage of young Americans preparing for careers in science and engineering has been declining steadily since the early 1980s. The agricultural community has raised questions about the future availability of an adequate supply of scientists. The 1890 historically black land grant institutions should play an important role in supplying minorities to help meet this critical need. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working with the 1890 institutions and Tuskegee University to meet this human capital need through: (1) grants for acquisition and improvement of research facilities and equipment; (2) the USDA Research Apprenticeship Program for Minority High School Students; (3) Higher Education Strengthening Grants to increase institutional capacities to meet educational needs in the food and agricultural sciences; (4) Morrill-Nelson funds for faculty salaries, teaching equipment, program development, and other operating expenses of higher education in the food and agricultural sciences; (5) Evans-Allen funds administered by the Cooperative State Research Service to enhance administrative infrastructures at 1890 land grant institutions for agricultural research purposes; (6) formula-funded extension programs at 1890 institutions and Tuskegee University; (7) National Agricultural Library services; (8) Agricultural Research Service activities aimed at developing cooperation among research projects; and (9) an April 1988 symposium to enhance communication between 1890 institutions and USDA agencies. Of the 17 recommendations of this conference, 3 have been implemented: USDA office and liaison officer on each campus, USDA summer employment programs for students of 1890 institutions, and the 1890 Institutions Capacity Building Program. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Department of Agriculture
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Rural Sociological Association (Little Rock, AR, February 5, 1990).