Congratulations to Dr. Owen Duckworth and Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton who were selected as members of the 2016-17 University Faculty Scholars. This prestigious award by the university recognizes and rewards emerging academic leaders.
Dr Stanley Culpepper recently spoke at the Worsham Lecture Series about the importance of education programs, dialogue among parties and sound science in addressing challenges associated with weed management. Dr Culpepper is a leading figure both in and beyond weed science circles. He recently received the Environmental Protection Agency’s Montreal Protocol Award for his efforts to address issues with climate and weed management that are both effective and sustainable. Stanley is a native of North Carolina and alumni of North Carolina State University, receiving his PhD under the direction of Dr Alan York. Dr Culpepper also received recognition for his accomplishments and contributions as recipient of the 2016 CALS Outstanding Alumni award. Dr Culpepper was in Dr Worsham’s final cohort of students in CS 414, the fundamental undergraduate course on weed science at NC State. He is an excellent example of the important contributions of the weed science program at this university in addressing and solving issues impacting agriculture.
The 2016 CALS Alumni Award winners from Crop and Soil Sciences have been announced.
The recipients are Dr. Stanley Culpepper and Shawn Troxler.
Outstanding Alumni Award- Dr. Stanley Culpepper- B.S. in Agronomy (1993); MS (1996) and PhD (1999) programs in weed science at NCSU working with Dr. Alan York. Dr. Culpepper is the Extension Weed Science Specialist in the Crop and Soil Science Department at the University of Georgia.
Outstanding Young Alumni Award- Shawn Troxler- MS in Crop Science (2002) working with Dr. David Smith and Dr. John Wilcut; Juris Doctorate from UNC School of Law (2005). Mr. Troxler is the Assistant General Counsel at NC State University.
Both award winners will be recognized at a reception on Friday, November 18
Dr Duckworth, an associate professor of soil biogeochemistry in the Crop and Soil sciences department, will join his longtime RTI collaborator, James Harrington in analytical sciences. They will study how minerals produced by microorganisms affect the fate and transport of environmental contaminants, including arsenic and pesticides used to combat the mosquito that carries the Zika virus.