Perhaps the best “perk” I receive from working at the Institute is being able to associate with all the wonderful, intelligent and dedicated people here. But I also enjoy a similar reward as Co-Primary Investigator with the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), a project funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and cooperatively administered between Oregon State University and EPA.
NPIC is staffed by highly trained and dedicated specialists who provide objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use.
Due to the efforts of our wonderful staff, NPIC was the recipient of a prestigious award, the James and Mildred Oldfield/E.R. Jackman Team Award, presented November 7 at the 2017 Faculty & Staff Awards luncheon at OSU. The award was established in order “to recognize superior and distinguished interdisciplinary team achievements through teaching, research, international, or extended education activities of faculty and staff. The award highlights the importance of interdisciplinary team efforts in achieving the goals of the College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University and of Oregon agriculture, and to show in a tangible way that the College stands strongly behind such efforts”. The award consists of the Oldfield/Jackman certificate, presented to each team member and an award of $4,000 for the team, which will be used to further our efforts to minimize the risks and maximize the benefits of pesticides in society.