Dr. Carpenter has been recognized many times for his achievements in the science world. Below is a list of some of his awards and honors, and his impressive career and retirement accomplishments:
AWARDS & HONORS
Purdue University Old Master’s Program – 1980
Weed Science Society of America Society Fellow – 1983
Mississippi State University Agricultural Alumni Achievement Award – 1987
Purdue University school of Science Alumni Award – 1991
Mississippi State University alumni Fellow – 1992
Rene Dubos Environmental Award – 1992
Hilliard Roderick Prize and Medal in science, Arms Control, and International Security – 1992
Weed Science Society of America Outstanding Industry Member – 1994
Mississippi State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni of the Year – 1997
Purdue University Honorary Doctorate of Science – 1999
University of Missouri, St Louis Honorary Doctorate of Science – 2003
Mississippi State University Honorary Doctorate of Science — 2005
New York Academy of Science
American Society of Plant Physiology
American Men of Science
Western Weed Science Society
Northeastern Weed Control Conference
North Central Weed Control Conference
Council on Agricultural Science Technology
American Chemical Society
Mississippi Weed Science Society
Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – International Treaty Organization – Co-chair, Science Advisory Board, – 1999 – 2003
Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) Chairperson to the US Government in chemical warfare disarmament negotiations – 1979 – 1994
Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute – Board of Directors
Harvard-Sussex Program on Chemical and Biological Weapons Armament and Arms Limitation –Advisory Board
House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, Research and Environment on Biotechnology – Advisor
Office of Technology Assessment congressional Advisory Panel
Joint Council on Agriculture–Advisor
Keystone National Advisory Committee for Biotechnology
School of Science of Purdue University – Board of Directors
Mississippi State University – Foundation Board and -Technology and Science Board member
Mississippi State University–Executive in Residence – 1992 – 1995
Purdue University Cancer Center – Advisor
Weed Science Society of America – member since 1962, President in 1980, chair of International Conference on Weed control in 1976
Industrial Research Institute – Member
American Arbitration Association– Commercial Panel of Arbitrators
Council for Science and Technology of Agriculture – Board of Directors
St. Louis Academy of Science – Fellow and Board of Directors
Industrial Biotechnology Association – Board of Directors – 1987 – 1993
St. Louis Science Center – Board of Trustees
University & Industry Consortium Founder and Board Member
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals – Board of Directors
Aetos, Inc. Board of Directors
EMLOYMENT & CONSULTING
1952 Research Biochemist – Delta Experiment Station (USDA) – Stoneville, Mississippi
Interim job before reporting to Army active duty
1952-54 Captain, U.S. Army, Artillery
1958-60 Research Biochemist – Monsanto Co. Inorganic Division
Worked on new applications for existing products
1960-61 Research Chemist-Agriculture – Monsanto Co. Ag Division
Worked on radioactive precursor to chitin
1961-65 Field Researcher, Ag Development, Herbicides –Monsanto Ag Division
Ran test plots and field research in SE U.S and Asia.
1965-67 Product Development Manager, Herbicides – Monsanto Co. Ag Division
Managed world-wide research in Herbicides
1968-71 Manager Market Development, Monsanto Co. Ag Division
Managed all market development in Ag Division
1971-74 Director of Market Development, Monsanto Co. Ag Division
Held the same responsibilities, with a new title;
1975-77 Director of Product Development –Monsanto Co. –Ag Division
Oversaw all product development
1977-80 Director of Environmental Operations – Monsanto Agricultural Products Co.
Responsible for regulatory and environmental affairs – Ag Div.
1979-92 Chair of Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) Committee on the Chemical Weapons Treaty.
1980-84 Director of Environmental Management & Policy – Monsanto Corporate. Primary spokesman for Monsanto on environmental issues.
Responsible for regulatory and environmental affairs – Monsanto Corp.
1984-86 General Manager, Technology – Monsanto Agricultural Products Co.
Oversaw all research and development – MAPC
1986-91 Vice President, Technology – Monsanto Agricultural Products Co
Continued in the same job, with a new title
1991-92 Vice President & General Manager, New Products Div. – Monsanto Agricultural Co. Continued in the same job, with a new title
1992-94 Consultant to Agridyne Technologies, Inc.
1993-96 Consultant to Rohm & Haas Inc.
1998-02 Consultant to First Mississippi Corporation and Executive in Residence at Mississippi State University.
2000-04 Co-Chair, Advisory Committee, for the OPCW (Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons
2000-06 Scientific Advisor to Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
2001-03 Consultant to Mississippi Chemical Corporation
2001-09 Board Member and Scientific Advisor to Aetos Technologies, Inc.