Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dr. Roger Beachy Lifetime Achievement Award

ROGER BEACHY, founding president of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, will receive the Peter Raven Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Science - St. Louis for his career as a scientist.
In October, President Obama tapped BEACHY to become director of the new National Institute of Food and Agriculture within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “As founding president of the Danforth Center, (Beachy) has developed one of the most promising institutions in our community and in our nation,” said William Danforth, chairman of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in a statement. “He is a great plant scientist with vision and a broad understanding of how to turn science into practical applications both in America and abroad.” Click here for more in the St. Louis Business Journal Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 10:04am CDT