Professor Mark Lundstrom receives Morrill Award

Professor Mark Lundstrom
Professor Mark Lundstrom
The award honors West Lafayette faculty members' who have excelled as teachers, researchers, and scholars. The award is in honor of the 150th anniversary of the federal Morrill Act, which allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges and universities.

Mark Lundstrom, the Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been recognized with the Morrill Award, which honors West Lafayette faculty members' outstanding career achievements. The award was presented at the Faculty Awards Convocation on April 26.

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the federal Morrill Act, which allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges and universities, the Office of the Provost gave four Morrill Awards to faculty members who have excelled as teachers, researchers and scholars, and in engagement missions. The awards are named for Justin Smith Morrill, the Vermont congressman who sponsored the 1862 legislation that bears his name.

Each Morrill Award was accompanied by a $30,000 prize, which may be used as discretionary funds or as salary supplements.