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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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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).


Otto O. Sarvella

Ethel (Sutherland) Sarvella