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2020 Caminos: Thesis Competition

2019 Caminos Fellows at AAHHE Awards Ceremony
2019 Caminos Fellows at AAHHE Awards Ceremony

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Texas State Proudly Announces

The 2020 Caminos Thesis Competition

DEADLINE for Submission:  September 30, 2019

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc. (AAHHE) in partnership with Texas State University is pleased to announce the Career Preparation Institute and the Caminos Thesis Competition in Food and Agricultural Sciences. The Institute and Competition are made possible thanks to a grant provided by the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

This work is supported by The Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program [grant no. 2016-38422-25548/project accession no. 1009819] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Career Preparation Institute is open to any Hispanic individual (must be a U.S. Citizen or a resident of the U.S.) working on a Master’s degree in Food and Agricultural Sciences.

The Caminos Thesis Competition is open to any Hispanic individual (must be a U.S. Citizen or a resident of the U.S.) who has completed a Master's degree between December 1, 2018 and December 30, 2019. As well as defended a thesis (by September 30, 2019) that focuses on Food and the Agricultural Sciences.  Theses are eligible if they are in topics related to the USDA priority areas, including Food Safety, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy, Childhood Obesity, and Global Food Security and Hunger.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a defended thesis as well as apply for the Career Preparation Institute.

The winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will be invited and sponsored to attend the 15th Annual AAHHE National Conference (March 4th - March 7th, 2020) in Costa Mesa, California to present their theses and receive their award, as well as participate in a Career Preparation Institute.  Winners will receive a cash award in the following amounts; 1st place $1,500, second place $1,000, and third place $500. Conference registration costs and travel expenses within the continental United States, to include hotel room will also be paid for the winners.

The grant Principal Investigator is Dr. T. Jaime Chahin, Professor and Dean of the College of Applied Arts, Texas State University.

For further information please refer to the Guidelines for Thesis Submission and direct your questions to Dr. T. Jaime Chahin:

Thank you for your interest in this competition.

Guidelines for Thesis Submission

Caminos Thesis Competition Submission

Application for Career Preparation Institute