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Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology

ExCEL @ SAM   October 21, 2015



Preserving a Legacy...While Preparing for Tomorrow

Fred Pirkle Engineering Technology Center- Expected Completion Spring 2017
Vision with a Purpose

Pirkle Engineering Technology Center Construction Update  : September 7th, 2015

Pirkle Center Presentation- includes design and layout of floors.

20th Annual Block & Bridle Children’s Barnyard and Green Thumb Days: October 13th, 2015

This event provides an educational experience for over 1200 area children (ages 3-8).  It includes walk-through pens filled with docile farm animals that each student will be able to pet and with educational stations which explain the nutritional importance of milk, eggs, meat, plants, etc.  It will run from 8:00-2:00 at the indoor rodeo arena complex located at the Ag Center.  For more information, contact Dr. Marcy Beverly at mmbeverly@shsu.edu or 294-1222.

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About the Department's Programs

The Agricultural Sciences program has multiple educational centers and complexes. The Horticulture Center has two greenhouses and laboratory facilities for floral design. The Agricultural Engineering Technology Center provides students with hands-on experience in metal fabrication, electricity and electronics, hydraulics, structures, alternative energy resources, and soil and water conservation. The 1,740-acre Gibbs Ranch Education and Research Facility, located north of campus on Highway 75, serves as a living laboratory for all aspects of agricultural and natural resource management.

Industrial Sciences encompasses diverse programs which prepare students for a wide variety of careers in many important fields. Programs include design and development, industrial education, industrial safety management, construction management, and electronics.

Contact Info

Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology
Sam Houston State University
Box 2088
Huntsville TX 77341

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