Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

George Washington Carver Life and Legacy Symposium

Date: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Start: 8:00 am End: 8:00 pm

Location: Scheman Building, ISU

Contact: Theressa Cooper, PhD, Assistant Dean for Diversity, tncooper@iastate.edu

This day-long celebration marks 150 year's since George Washington Carver's birth and recognizes his legacy of contributions by focusing on a breadth of topics: agricultural and related sciences, social sciences, youth development, gender studies and race relations.

Speakers include:

  • Tom Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • Steven Leath, ISU president
  • Andrew Manu, ISU George Washington Carver Endowed Chair and professor of agronomy
  • Walter Hill, Tuskegee University provost
  • Paul Schickler, DuPont Pioneer president

There will be a poster session in the morning, followed by an afternoon panel discussion on developing and nurturing future "George Washington Carver" students by recruiting and retaining diverse students in agricultural sciences.  The evening closes with a reception, dinner, and performance by Paxton Williams of the life of Carver.

The event is free and open to the public, but limited to the first 150 registrations.

Related Information

Conference schedule, details and registration page [CALS ISU]