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ARS Science Hall of Fame
The men and women who have been inducted into the ARS Science
Hall of Fame represent a very special group of scientists—the best
of the best.
You can browse
the Hall to
learn a little about the primary achievements of all the members. Or, to
locate information on a specific member, click here.
The ARS News & Events site contains a growing collection of video
interviews with Hall members. The newest clip is from a 2001
soil scientist William E. Larson. Come back again, because we'll be adding
more research details, links, videos—and
Every member of the
Hall of Fame—
- has produced a major impact on agricultural research—by
solving a significant agricultural problem through research or providing
outstanding leadership that significantly advanced agricultural research.
- has made accomplishments that continue to be recognized by
the agricultural research community.
- possesses the character and record of achievement worthy of emulation by
younger agricultural scientists.
- has made achievements that were nationally or internationally
recognized by peers in the scientific community.
Inductees to the Hall are selected by a panel of peers from ARS, other federal
agencies and academia. Nominations can be made by any ARS employee. To be eligible
for nomination, a scientist must be retired or eligible for retirement from
If you are in the Washington, D.C., area, you can stop in and visit the Hall
of Fame. It's located in the historic Log Lodge, ARS National
Visitor Center, Beltsville, Maryland. The Hall was inaugurated in 1986.