Chiang Huai C., who was born in 1915 in Jiangsu province, graduated from Southwest Associated University in 1938, and a master of science in 1946 and a doctorate in entomology in 1948 from the University of Minnesota. After graduation, Chiang first worked at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus before starting his teaching career at the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) in 1953. He returned to the Twin Cities campus to teach in 1961 until his retirement in 1984.
Chiang published some 250 academic articles and is internationally recognized as a pioneer and leader in integrated pest management and crop loss assessment. He served as president of the north central branch of the Entomological Society of America from 1975 to 1976.
Chiang is credited for the extensive agricultural research partnership between the University and China. In 1975, he was invited by the U.S. National Academy of Science to visit China. Then in 1979 he hosted the first visiting scholar from Mainland China to Minnesota since 1949. Chiang coordinated many China Program activities for the College of Agriculture at the University.
Chiang received many honors and awards during his career at the University. In 1961, he received the Teacher of the Year Award from the UMD Student Council. After his service as project adviser for Integrated Pest Management in Thailand (1985-1988), Chiang received a Distinguished Service Award by the Royal Thai Government. In 1999, he received the Hodson Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota.
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