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Grant will be used to develop a virtual reality lab for students
Baton Rouge, La. – Southern University’s Department of Agricultural Sciences has received a grant to establish a virtual reality laboratory named the JAG’s DEN.
The laboratory will assist students in courses within the department and be used as a recruitment tool for the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS).
“The JAG's DEN will allow the department to enhance the global competitiveness of our graduates by creating more diverse learning opportunities while they are in the program,” said Dr. Harold Mellieon, Jr., chair of the Department of Agricultural Sciences. “The JAG’s DEN will be used as a reinforcement space to enhance the content in course lectures and labs by supplementing with virtual reality.”
The lab was funded by the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Journeys in Agricultural Science Developing Educational Networks grant for $139,500.
Dr. Mellieon is the Principle Investigators for the grant with Co-Principle Investigators Drs. Renita Marshall, Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Services/ Associate Dean of the Southern University CAFCS, Nastassia Jones, Associate Professor and Francesca Mellieon-William with the SU Science and Math Education Department (SMED).
For additional information about the JAG’s DEN virtual reality laboratory, contact Dr. Harold Mellieon, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.