The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation is a prestigious statewide award honoring ten professors each academic year for their dedication to the teaching profession and for their outstanding academic, scientific, and scholarly achievement. Honorees are awarded certificates naming them "Piper Professors" together with a cash honoraria of $5000.00 for each professor selected.
Jorge Gardea-Torresdey, Chair and Dudley Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science & Engineering.
Distinguished Piper Professor of 2012 (Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation).
Lawrence E. Murr, Professor and Chair, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department
Distinguished Piper Professor of 2010 (Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation)
Dr.James Becvar, Professor, Chemistry
Distinguished Piper Professor of 2009
Past piper professors
William Doyle Smith, College of Business Administration
Kathleen Staudt, College of Liberal Arts
Nancy Marcus, College of Science
Patricia (Trisha) Ainsa, College of Education
Stephen Stafford, College of Engineering