ARS Memorial Lectureships
The Sterling B. Hendricks Lectureship was established in 1981
by ARS to honor the memory of Sterling B. Hendricks (1902-1981) and to
recognize scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the chemical
science of agriculture.
The B.Y. Morrison Lecture was established in 1968 by the
Agricultural Research Service to honor the memory of Benjamin Y. Morrison
(1891-1966) and to recognize scientists who have made outstanding contributions
to ornamental horticulture and other environmental sciences, to encourage the
wide application of these sciences, and to stress the urgency of preserving and
enhancing natural beauty.
The W.O. Atwater Lectureship was established in 1968 to honor
the memory of Wilbur Olin Atwater (1844-1907) and to recognize scientists who
have made unique contributions toward improving the diet and nutrition of
people around the world. Atwater, considered the father of modern nutrition
research and education, was the U.S. Department of Agriculture's first chief of