George Washington Carver Life and Legacy Symposium, April 23, 2014

Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences hosted symposium to honor the life and legacy of George Washington Carver on April 23. Though no official records exist on Dr. Carver's birth date, most historians believe Dr. Carver was born in 1864, making this year the 150th since his birth. The symposium theme focused on developing and nurturing future "George Washington Carver" students through an integrated vision of recruiting and retaining diverse students in the agricultural sciences.



Plenary Session

Keynote Speakers

Part 1

Speakers: Wendy Wintersteen, Endowed Dean,College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University, Steven Leath, President, Iowa State University, Tom Vilsack, United States
Secretary of Agriculture, Washington D.C

Part 2

Speakers: Walter Hill, Provost, Tuskegee University, Andrew Manu, George Washington Carver Endowed Chair and Professor, Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University

Luncheon and Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker: Paul Schickler, President, DuPont Pioneer

Panel Session

Part 1

Presenters: Connie Hargrave, Director of Iowa State University Science Bound, Dewayne Goldmon, Director, Stakeholder Relations, Monsanto Company, Fred Bonner II, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Chair in Education, Rutgers University


Part 2

Presenters: Kenneth Johnson, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion, United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal, Plant, Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Helen Miller, Iowa State Representative, 9th District and Founder of the Urban-Ag Academy, Damarius Fleming, President, Black Graduate Student Association; USDA National Needs Fellow, Borlaug Fellow, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellow; doctoral graduate student - CALS Animal Science - Genetics Major


Panel Discussion

Wrap up and Closing Comments

Speaker: Sue Lamont, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor, Department of Animal Science , College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University