ARS Award Winners

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Presidential Rank Award Winners

Dr. Steven Kappes

 

Dr. Steven Kappes

ARS Associate Administrator for National Programs Dr. Steven Kappes was recognized as a 2021 Presidential Rank Award Winner: Distinguished  Executive Winner. This award recognizes a select group of career members of the Senior Executive Service for exceptional performance over an extended period of time.

 

Dr. Moon Kim

 

Dr. Moon Kim

Dr. Moon Kim, research leader with ARS’s Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory in Beltsville, MD, was recognized as a 2021 Presidential Rank Award Winner: Meritorious Senior Professional Winner. This award recognizes senior career employees with a sustained record of exceptional professional, technical, and/or scientific achievement recognized on a national or international level.

Dr. Autar Mattoo

 

Dr. Autar Mattoo

Dr. Autar Mattoo, plant physiologist with ARS’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory in Beltsville, MD, was recognized as a 2021 Presidential Rank Award Winner: Meritorious Senior Professional Winner. This award recognizes senior career employees with a sustained record of exceptional professional, technical, and/or scientific achievement recognized on a national or international level.

2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal

Dr. William Hart-Cooper

Dr. William Hart-Cooper

Dr. William Hart-Cooper, research chemist with ARS’s Bioproducts Research Unit in Albany, CA, was a finalist for the Partnership for Public Service’s 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. Dr. Hart-Cooper was nominated for this Science and Environment Medal for his pioneering work developing a new class of disinfectants and packaging that protect human health and reduce environmental pollution. Learn more

Dr. Sherry Hunt

Dr. Sherry Hunt

Dr. Sherry Hunt, supervisory civil engineer and acting location coordinator at ARS’s Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit in Stillwater, OK, was a finalist for the Partnership for Public Service’s 2021 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. Dr. Hunt was nominated for this Science and Environment Medal for pioneering critically-needed design techniques to rehabilitate and strengthen thousands of aging dams across the United States, limiting potential failures that could lead to the loss of life and property. Learn more

Arthur S. Flemming Award

Steven Mirsky

Dr. Steven Mirsky

Dr. Steven Mirsky, research ecologist with ARS’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory in Beltsville, MD, received the 2020 Arthur S. Flemming award for outstanding achievements in applied science and engineering. The Award was established in 1948 to reflect Dr. Arthur S. Flemming’s desire to recognize early to mid-career public servants who go beyond what is expected and whose federal government achievements have a broad, positive impact on society. Among his accomplishments, Dr. Mirsky is a leading researcher on precision and sustainable field crop production system techniques and has also developed technology transfer pathways to operationalize these approaches into practice for farmers. Learn more. 

American Association  of Avian Pathologists

Hyun Lillehoj

 

 

Dr. Hyun Lillehoj

Dr. Hyun Lillehoj, research molecular biologist with ARS’s Animal Biosciences & Biotechnology Laboratory in Beltsville, MD, was inducted into the Hall of Honor for the American Association of Avian Pathologists in recognition of distinguished contribution to poultry health.

2021 Crop Science Society of America Presidential Award

 

USDA Agricultural Research Service 

Dr. Marilyn Warburton, research geneticist with ARS’s Corn Host Plant Resistance Research Unit at Mississippi State, accepted the 2021 Crop Science Society of America Presidential Award on behalf of ARS. ARS was recognized for its many years of work and contributions to the Crop Science Society of America and agriculture.