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1995: CHAIRMAN, Promotion and Evaluation Planning Committee for Research Scientist,
Cooperative Agricultural Research Center, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences,
1995: RESEARCH MENTOR, NASA-Sharp-Plus Apprenticeship Research Program,
PVAMU. Served as mentor for high school students engaging in innovative scientific
research utilizing the four basic sciences.
1997: SCIENCE-TEACHING PROJECT EVALUATOR, Texas Department of Education
Agency. Einsehower Project. Evaluate a science teaching project for middle and high
school teachers in Houston, Texas. May - June, 1997.
1997-1998: SCIENTIFIC EVALUATOR, National Projects on Environmental Biology,
1995-1996: SCIENTIFIC PROJECT EVALUATOR, National Science Foundation and
United States Department of Agriculture.
1994: SUPERVISOR, Master of Science student thesis on “Chemical and Microbiological
Quality of Fresh Water Prawn”, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, Great
1994: PROJECT EVALUATOR, Texas International Education Consortium.
1992-1994: SUPERVISOR, Master of Science student thesis on “Aflatoxin in Peanuts”,
Texas A&M University.
GUEST SPEAKER, “Fungal Spore Hazards from Agricultural Sources” and “Food
Cross-Contamination”, City of Houston, Public Health Department.
1991-1993: SUPERVISOR, Doctoral Dissertation on “Induction of Phytoalexins, Texas
1988: PRESENTER, Latin American Congress on Biotechnology Applied to Agriculture,
1988: PRESENTER, Andean Countries Seminar on Food Technology, Bogota.
1988: PANELIST, Biotechnology Seminar, InterAmerican Bank Development Seminar, Latin
American Countries, Manizales, Colombia.
1987: PRESENTER, “Mycotoxins in Food for Human Consumption”, International and Latin
American Seminar on “Quality Control of Food”, Bogota, Colombia.
1983-1986: SUPERVISOR, Graduate and Undergraduate student research, University of
Strathcylde, Bioscience and Biotechnology, Department of Microbiology Division,
Glasgow, Great Britain.
1982: GUEST SPEAKER, National Television Program, Colombian Educational Program on
Food, SENA, Cali, Colombia.
1979: GUEST SPEAKER, “Distribution of Microbes in the Environment”, National Colloquy
on Ecology, Cali, Colombia.
1978-1981: RESEARCH PROJECT EVALUATOR, Research Scientific Committee,
Science division, University of Valle, Cali, Colombia.
1977: GUEST SPEAKER, “Quality Control and Preservation of Low Cost Food with High
Nutritional Value”, First National Seminar, Bogota, Colombia.
1974: MEMBER, Planning Staff and Faculty, DAG HAMMARSHKOULD College,