Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society

Gerald Elkan

In 2016, the Park Scholarships program became the new home of the Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society, formerly housed within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and named for the beloved Park Faculty Scholar for the Classes of 2002, 2006, 2009, and 2011. Established by Dr. Elkan’s former students, associates, and friends in honor of his 40-year career as a microbiology professor at NC State, this lectureship supports an annual talk at NC State by a prominent thought leader.

Read a tribute to Dr. Elkan here.

Speakers

Gerald H. Elkan Distinguished Lecture in Science and Society Selection Committee

  • Amy Grunden, Professor, Microbiology, NC State University
  • Associate Director of Enrichment, Park Scholarships
  • Jim Ligon, Consultant, Ligon Biotechnology Consulting Services
  • Mark Stowers, Chief Operations Officer and President, Inari Agriculture
  • Mark Voelker ’02, OpenStack Architect, VMware
  • Park Scholarships Distinguished Speakers Committee
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