THE PEER program
The PEER (Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health) Program at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is funded by the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant and strives to further K-12 STEM education in rural schools across the United States. PEER provides free, TEKS aligned curriculum for 6th-8th grade and teachers can request a lesson and lesson plan for any grade.
In keeping with Vision 2020 outlining the goals of Texas A&M University, PEER has directed its overarching goals toward four of 12 main TAMU Vision 2020 Imperatives. PEER helps the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences “Meet Our Commitment to Texas”,” Build Community and Metropolitan Connections”, “Increase Access to Knowledge Resources”, and “Diversify and Globalize the A&M Community”.
Our goal is to use students’ natural interest in animals to help motivate them to learn, excel, and someday pursue a career in science. Students may enjoy browsing through videos on the YouTube channel including veterinary student interviews and scientist presentations(peer at TAMU youtube). Veterinary and undergraduate students, scientists, and veterinarians have the opportunity to stimulate interest in STEM careers through outreach events, webcasts, video-conferencing, and presentations. These programs spread awareness and knowledge of veterinary science, life science, agricultural science, one health, and much more!
Principal Investigator, PEER
Dept of VIBS
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4458
Research on Horses
The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature, Eohippus, into the large, single-toed animal of today. Humans began domesticating horses around 4000 BC, and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BC