Southern University receives $139,000 Board of Regents’ grant

Southern University’s Department of Agricultural Sciences has received a grant to establish the JAG’s DEN, a virtual reality laboratory that will assist within the department.

“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 Harold Mellieon Jr. PhD., 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.”It will also be a recruitment tool for the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS).

The lab was funded by the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Journeys in Agricultural Science Developing Educational Networks grant for $139,500.

Mellieon is the principal investigator for the grant  along with Dr. Renita Marshall, vice chancellor for academic and student services/ associate dean of the Southern University CAFCS, Nastassia Jones, PhD, 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

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