Award Number: 2007- 38422-18084
STELLAR is a Regular Project with cooperative linkages between Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M Kingsville, three Hispanic Serving Institutions, USDA agencies such as the Texas Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension are also involved.
CREES/USDA Relevant Priority:
Project goals aligned with two USDA and CSREES Strategic Goals are to:
- (1) train under-represented, under-served and first generation students in leading-edge agro-technologies as a means to attract more students into agriculture-related careers and to reduce attrition from science programs;
- (2) improve scientific literacy for teaching and instructional delivery systems in biological and agricultural sciences; and
- (3) assist in reducing mycotoxin contamination of food through research, education and crop testing.