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 scientiststhe best of the
best. The most recent inductees (December 2012) are geneticist Larry Cundiff, veterinary medical officer
Donald Knowles and geneticist
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 clips from interviews with Hall
members. The most recent are from interviews with the three inductees for 2011.
Come back again, because we'll be adding more research details, links,
Every member of the Hall of Fame
- has produced a major impact on agricultural
researchby solving a significant agricultural problem through
research or providing outstanding leadership that significantly advanced
- 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 ARS. For information on how to nominate someone, please contact
with the ARS Human Resources Division, Performance and Awards Staff.
If you are in the Washington, D.C., area, you can stop in and visit the Hall
of Fame. It's located at USDA-ARS, George Washington Carver Center, 5601
Sunnyside Avenue (Building 4, Second Floor), Beltsville, Maryland. The Hall was
inaugurated in 1986.