Dr. Linda Mason receives the Senior Career Award for Extension
November 7, 2012
Dr. Linda Mason, associate dean of grad school and professor of entomology, received the Senior Career Award for Extension Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Association Conference.
Mason was recognized for her more than 20 years in Extension leadership, excellence in delivering public education programs, and research that has benefited extension clientele.
As the “go to extension entomologist” for extension educators, food pest management companies, and their clientele, Mason’s efforts have also resulted in more than $2 million in savings and a 20% reduction in pesticide applications worldwide.
The grain chilling technology her team developed during the 1990s, known as SLAM*, in fact, is now used by many large food processing facilities and continues to be the standard comparison treatment for new technologies currently under development.
- Sanitation of Facilities
- Loading of grain properly
- Aeration for temperature and pest management
- Monitoring for problems
Not only has she provided nearly 500 presentations to audiences ranging from farmers to business managers and government regulators, Mason’s work has been featured in a variety of press articles and has been promoted on national television, focusing national attention on the issues of controlling insect pests and reducing residual pesticides in food.
She is a member of the Advance Purdue Leadership Team and the Advance Representation to the College of Agriculture.
December 6, 2016
Two recipients were selected to receive the Violet Haas Award for 2016 and were honored at a reception on Thursday (Dec. 1) in the Purdue Memorial Union's Anniversary Drawing Room. Linda Mason, professor of entomology, received an individual award, and the Department of Chemistry received a departmental award. The awards were presented by Patrice Buzzanell, director of the Butler Center and the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair for Leadership Excellence.Read Full Story
May 9, 2016
Purdue University's Office of Engagement has named winners of four faculty and staff engagement awards for 2016. The awards honor faculty and staff members who combine scholarship and community partnerships to have a positive impact beyond campus.Read Full Story
April 14, 2016
Rebecca W. Doerge, the Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Purdue University, was chosen as one of 33 fellows selected nationwide this year by the American Council on Education.Read Full Story