Florida A&M is home to a wide variety of institutes and centers where faculty and students conduct cutting edge research and develop real-world solutions to society’s challenges. Below are some of the research programs and centers advancing sustainability topics at the regional and global level.


  • Center for Water and Air Quality

    Center for Water and Air Quality

    The Center for Water and Air Quality (CWAQ) has a diverse faculty from the disciplines of Soil Science, Agronomy, Entomology, Forestry, Agricultural Engineering and Agribusiness. The CWAQ is the focal point for faculty research in water and air science, the catalyst for developing collaborative projects, a conduit to recruit undergraduate and graduate students, and to reach out to stakeholders.

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  • Center for Biological Control

    Center for Biological Control

    The Center for Biological Control is a unique partnership between Florida A&M University, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Established in 1999, the Center has continued to successfully deliver on its mission to: generate, apply and transfer innovative, ecologically based solutions to pest problems affecting agriculture, natural resources, and human health while developing the human capacity for continued future innovation.

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  • NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center

    NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center

    The Environmental Cooperative Science Center was established in 2001 at FAMU through a competitively awarded cooperative agreement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a new five-year award was made to the team led by FAMU in 2006 and again in 2011. Through these grants, the center has increased the number of scientists, particularly from under-represented minority groups in the environmental, coastal, and oceanic sciences.

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  • Center for Environmental Equity and Justice

    Center for Environmental Equity and Justice

    The Center for Environmental Equity and Justice, established in 1998, is an information resource center to increase the community, faith-based organizations, state and local government and any other interested parties awareness of environmental justice issues primarily in the state of Florida and throughout the country.

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  • Center of International Law & Justice

    Center of International Law & Justice

      The Center for International Law and Justice (CILJ) at Florida A&M College of Law seeks to develop scholarly, educational, and practice-orientated activities for students and faculty. The CILJ endeavors to be the nation’s leading center of excellence in research, training and advocacy in the international and comparative law of developing nations.

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Sustainability @ FAMU

Sustainability at Florida A&M University is about the teaching, research and application of environmental and resource stewardship so people and planet prosper. The Sustainability Institute serves as the hub of all sustainability-related efforts at the university, bringing students, staff, faculty and the community together around creative collaborations.

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