The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recognizes the following faculty who have been honored nationally and internationally for their accomplishments.
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS—TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY: Perry Adkisson (retired), Fuller Bazer, John Crompton, Joanne Lupton, Bruce McCarl, Max Summers.
Texas A&M faculty members designated as “Distinguished Professor” are internationally recognized as being in the top 5 percent in their academic disciplines. This is the highest faculty award granted by Texas A&M.
Complete list of all distinguished faculty at Texas A&M.
HUMBOLDT PRIZE: Fuller Bazer
The Humboldt Prize, also known as the Humboldt Research Award, is given by the Germany-based Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, to 100 academic scientists whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their disciplines and who are expected to continue producing achievements. Prize recipients are invited to spend up to one year on a long-term research project with colleagues at a research institution in Germany. The award is valued at 60,000 euros (about $83,000).
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: Perry Adkisson (retired) and Max Summers
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honor society of scientific and engineering research scholars who volunteer their time to address critical national issues and give independent advice to the federal government and the public. Established by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the NAS has expanded to include the National Research Council (1916), the National Academy of Engineering (1964), and the Institute of Medicine (1970). Election to the Academy is one of the highest honors accorded to a U.S. scientist or engineer.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING: Edward Hiler (retired)
The National Academy of Engineering is a member of the National Academies, which also includes the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. Members are senior professionals in business, academia, and government who are accomplished engineers. In addition to its role as advisor to the federal government, the NAE also conducts independent studies to examine important topics in engineering and technology.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE: Joanne Lupton
The Institute of Medicine is part of the National Academies and is a national resource for independent scientific analysis and recommendations on health issues. Election to the institute is one of the highest honors in health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and commitment to service.
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE: Bruce McCarl
An annual international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Sweden, the Nobel Prize was established in 1895 by the Swedish chemist and inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel. Prizes for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace were first awarded in 1901. The Nobel Prize is the most prestigious award in these fields. Each recipient of the prize (called laureates) receives a gold medal, a diploma bearing a citation, and a cash award.
PULITZER PRIZE: Douglas Starr (retired)
The Pulitzer Prize recognizes achievements in newspaper journalism, literature, music, and drama. Established by Joseph Pulitzer, journalist and newspaper publisher, and administered by Columbia University, awards are given in 21 categories relating to newspaper journalism, arts, letters, and fiction. The prize is the top award bestowed upon a journalist.
WOLF PRIZE: Perry Adkisson (retired) and Fuller Bazer
The Wolf Foundation, based in Israel, awards Wolf Prizes to outstanding living scientists in agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, and physics, as well as one prize to a person in the arts. Among the most prestigious scientific awards in the world, the $100,000 prizes promote science and art for the benefit of mankind. International committees of experts in each field select the prizewinners.
WORLD FOOD PRIZE: Perry Adkisson (retired)
The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing individuals who have improved the quality, quantity, or availability of food. The prize recognizes contributions in any field involved in the world food supply — food and agriculture science and technology, manufacturing, marketing, nutrition, economics, poverty alleviation, political leadership, and social sciences.