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Patricia Ann Sarvella

Patricia Ann Sarvella, American geneticist. Recipient Young Men’s Christian Association Gold Triangle award Mississippi U., 1965; Ralph Spangler, Junior award in botany Case Western Reserve U., 1948; American Association U. Women fellow, 1956-1957, U. Lund Institute Genetics fellow, 1957, Washington State University fellow, 1958-1959.


  • Sarvella, Patricia Ann was born on July 24, 1926 in Waukegan, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Otto O. and Ethel (Sutherland) Sarvella.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Case Western Reserve U., 1948, Master of Science, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy., North Carolina State University at Raleigh, 1956.


    • Research assistant Case Western Reserve U., 1948-1950, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1953-1956. Research fellow Institute Genetics, U. Lund (Sweden), 1956-1957, Washington State University, Pullman, 1958-1959. Assistant professor, assistant agronomist Mississippi State University, State College, 1959-1960, associate professor, associate agronomist, 1960-1965.

      Research geneticist Department Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland., 1965-1977. Teacher National Science Foundation Scieneer’s Program for High School Srs., Mississippi State University, 1961, 62, 64, 65. President Prince George’s County (Maryland.) Science Fair, 1968-1969, chairman awards committee, 1970-1977.

      Department Agriculture judge International Science Fair, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, San Diego, and Denver 1972, 73-76. Member Washington Metropolitan Area Joint Board Science Education, 1969-1975, president, 1971-1972. Active Young Men’s Christian Association, Girl Scouts United States of America.


    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


    Fellow Washington Academy Science (secretary 1973-1974), American Association for the Advancement of Science (council 1972-1973), Organisation Professional Employees Department Agriculture (public service vice president 1971-1974, executive vice president 1974-1976. Member Genetics Society American (grantee, delegate international congress 1963), American Genetic Association (secretary 1969-1974, vice president 1974-1975, president 1975-1976), American Institute Biological Sciences, American Society Agronomy (chairman, presiding officer session on corn sterility 1965), Mississippi Academy Science (director science fair Starkville chapter 1962-1965, chairman botany and plant physiology section 1964, 65), Finlandia Foundation (secretary 1971-1972), American Association of University Women (Starkville branch higher education chairman 1960-1961, president 1963-1965. Clubs: United States Department of Agriculture Travel (director 1971-1976).

    Membership and information chairman Mississippi and Louisiana div. 1963-1964, lieutenant governor district 1976).


    • father: Otto O. Sarvella
    • mother: Ethel (Sutherland) Sarvella
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    Died March 8, 1977
    (aged 50)