Daughters Barbara Ford Olson (left) and Joyce Anderson (right), in the entry way to the 67,000 square foot Ford Science Hall which is named after their father Dr. Leonard A. Ford.
Leonard A. Ford Lectureship
The Ford Lectureship is made possible through the generous contributions of Barbara Olson and Joyce Anderson in honor of their father, Leonard A. Ford.
Ford Lectureship speakers have included a wide range of accomplished scientists from internationally recognized alumni to Nobel Laureates. Two presentations are given during each event, one a more technical presentation given during earlier in the day and the second of more general interest presented that evening.
|Previous Presenters of the Annual Ford Lectureship|
|Paul Gassman||1990||Mary Kirchhoff||2005|
|Ronald Hites||1991||Joseph Turpin||2006|
|Mary Good||1992||Carolyn Merritt||2007|
|Jeanette Grasselli||1993||Ruth Reck||2008|
|Mary Virginia Orna||1994||Kathleen Cox||2009|
|James Cusumano||1995||Michael LaCroix-Fralish||2010|
|Ron Perkins||1996||George R. Helz||2011|
|Jerrold Meinwald||1997||Duane Grandgenett||2012|
|Darlene Hoffman||1998||William Arnold||2013|
|Paul Anastas||1999||Peter Agre||2014|
|Richard Ward||2000||Michael T. Osterholm||2015|
|Joseph Lambert||2001||Malika Jeffries-EL||2016|
|Timothy Pifer||2002||Sarah Hobbie||2017|
|Sue Clark||2003||Rob Kania||2018|
|James BeMiller||2004||Brian Kobilka||2019|