September 28, 2020
Lectures set to celebrate Purdue's most prestigious research awards
Three Purdue professors will present virtual lectures as part of the University's most prestigious research awards.
Jayson L. Lusk, Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture, will present the 2020 Lu Ann Aday Distinguished Lecture at 2 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 30) via livestream. Lusk is receiving the Lu Ann Aday Award, the University’s most prestigious award in the humanities and social sciences, for his contributions to food and agricultural economics where he applies his research results in multifaceted policy analysis related to food, nutrition, health and consumer satisfaction.
Chris Greene, the Albert Overhauser Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science will present the 2020 Herbert Newby McCoy Distinguished Lecture at noon Oct. 6 via livestream. He is receiving the Herbert Newby McCoy Award, given for outstanding work in the natural sciences, for his pioneering influence on theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics.
Kaushik Roy, the Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering, will present the 2020 Arden L. Bement Jr. Distinguished Lecture at 3 p.m. Oct. 13 via livestream. Roy is receiving the Arden L. Bement Jr. Award, given for significant accomplishments in pure and applied science and engineering, for his pioneering and field-defining research across neuromorphic (brain-inspired) computing devices, circuits and algorithms.
Award winners were nominated by colleagues, recommended by a faculty committee and approved by the executive vice president for research and partnerships and the president of the University. The 2020 recipients will receive a cash prize along with a small grant for their University scholarly activities.
For more information about the individual lectures, visit the Distinguished Research Virtual Lecture Series webpage.