Accomplishments under the Chancellor's Research Initiative in Water Resources at WTAMU




Parker, David
Bednarz, Craig

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On May 23, 2019, the Texas A&M System announced a Chancellor's Research Initiative (CRI) between WTAMU and Texas A&M AgriLife. The initiative provided for the hiring of two new WTAMU faculty members: Dr. Bednarz in Agricultural Sciences (hired Spring, 2020) who has a 50% joint appointment with AgriLife Research, and Dr. Parker in Engineering (hired Fall, 2021) who has a 50% joint appointment with AgriLife Extension. The CRI provided $1 million in startup funding to purchase laboratory and field equipment and support undergraduate and graduate students. As outlined in this poster presentation, the CRI funds have been used to leverage numerous collaborative research projects among WT, AgriLife, and USDA researchers in addition to county extension agents, farmers/producers, and faculty at other universities.


The data collection methodology involved numerous research projects, laboratory and field, with numerous student and faculty collaborators.


2023 Faculty and Student Research Poster Session and Research Fair, West Texas A&M University, College of Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Chancellor's Research Initiative, Texas A&M AgriLife, AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension, USDA, Water conservation, Texas Panhandle


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