Project Description


The D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award is the highest research honor bestowed at USU, marking sustained excellence over the course of a career.

In 2017, we honor Dr. Bruce Bugbee, professor of Environmental Plant Physiology in the Plants, Soils and Climate Department and director of the Crop Physiology Laboratory at Utah State.

With a focus on biophysical plant physiology, plant nutrition and phytoremediation, Dr. Bugbee has authored over 360 published works, served as Chairman of the Crop Physiology division of the American Society of Agronomy, founded Apogee Instruments, and presented at TEDxUSU.

Throughout his career, Dr. Bugbee has received numerous awards including Mortar Board Top Professor, USU Graduate Mentor, USU Researcher of the Year, Utah Researcher of the Year and the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology.

Attend the D. Wynne Thorne Lecture to hear Dr. Bugbee speak about his research and career experiences.


April 7, 2017

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

New Books Lounge, Merrill-Cazier Library

Open Invitation

Casual Attire


All faculty, staff, students and friends of USU are invited to this event.