Honors and awards

Canfield receives McGroddy Prize

Paul Canfield, a Distinguished Professor and the Robert Allen Wright Professor of physics and astronomy and a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has been awarded the James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials by the American Physical Society. His selection was based on the "development and use of solution growth of single crystalline intermetallic materials to design, discover, and elucidate new heavy fermion, superconducting, magnetic, and quasicrystalline states." The McGroddy Prize is intended to stimulate the discovery of new classes of materials, the observation of novel phenomena in known materials that lead to both fundamentally new applications and scientific insights, and theoretical and experimental work that contributes significantly to the understanding of new materials phenomena. 

Carriquiry and Roth named to National Academy of Medicine

Alicia Carriquiry, Distinguished Professor of statistics, and James Roth, Clarence Hartley Covault Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, were elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

Carriquiry has advanced the understanding of nutrition and dietary assessment by developing statistical methods to better measure food consumption, specifically, nutrient intake. Her work has also focused on mental health issues, which includes leading an ongoing effort by NAM to evaluate Veterans Affairs mental health services.

Roth, who also serves as director of the Center for Food Security and Public Health and executive director of the Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics, is the first faculty member from the College of Veterinary Medicine to gain membership in the academy. He’s devoted much of his career to studying the immunology of infectious diseases of livestock and management of foreign animal disease outbreaks.

McNeil re-elected to HathiTrust board

Library dean Beth McNeil has been re-elected to serve on the HathiTrust Board of Governors, with a term that runs through December 2018. The 12-member board oversees HathiTrust’s 10-million-volume digital preservation repository, research center and other programs. HathiTrust has been successful in building shared infrastructure for digital preservation, which can serve as a foundation to help build effective shared print storage strategies.

White named Roderuck fellow

Wendy White, associate professor of food science and human nutrition, is the newest holder of the Charlotte E. Roderuck faculty fellowship in the Nutrition and Wellness Research Center. Her fellowship runs through May 2018.

Bern receives inaugural food security award

Professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering Carl Bern is the inaugural recipient of the Sukup Global Food Security Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. The award recognizes contributions to global food security through work and mentoring in grain drying, handling and storage. Bern mentors students in research projects, independent study courses, senior capstone projects and honors courses.

Rico-Gutierrez named a top design educator

Luis Rico-Gutierrez, professor of architecture and dean of the College of Design, is among 25 exemplary professionals in education and education administration, recognized by DesignIntelligence magazine. Educators from the disciplines of architecture, interior design and landscape architecture were eligible.

Transportation services makes "best fleets" list

ISU Transportation services has been named to the 2016 "100 Best Fleets in North America" list, which recognizes top-performing vehicle fleets among North American cities, counties, airports and other public entities. Just three universities are on the list. Fleet services are assessed on 12 criteria.

Attinger named ASME Fellow

Daniel Attinger, associate professor of mechanical engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASME awards the title of fellow to just 2.5 percent of its members. Attinger was recognized as "an inspiring and recognized research leader in the field of multiphase microfluidics."

Clough, Olson win national science teaching award

School of Education professors Michael Clough and Joanne Olson are the 2017 recipients of the Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers award from the Association for Science Teacher Education. The award recognizes the duo's paper about Iowa State's M.A. in Teaching program, which looked at alumni's classroom practices two to five years after completing the program.

Holme receives national chemistry award

Professor of chemistry Thomas Holme is the recipient of the 2017 George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education from the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to chemical education. 

Pohlman honored by Iowa Museum Association

Lynette Pohlman, director and chief curator for University Museums, will receive a leadership award from the Iowa Museum Association at its annual conference, Oct. 16-18. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the museum field through visionary leadership and statewide impact on the museum field.

Rajala receives national ABET Fellow Award

Sarah Rajala, dean of the Iowa State University College of Engineering, has been named a 2016 ABET Fellow Award recipient. Rajala has been active in ABET for more than 20 years -- serving as a program evaluator for ASEE and IEEE, a member of the engineering commission representing ASEE and on the engineering commission executive committee for the past six years. Rajala is currently serving in the role of past chair.

Purchasing earns 12th straight national procurement award

The ISU purchasing department recently received the National Purchasing Institute 2016 Award of Excellence in Procurement Award. The award is given to institutions that undergo a peer review of their practices and systems. ISU was one of only three agencies in Iowa and 25 higher education institutions in the United States and Canada to receive the award.  The latest award also puts ISU's purchasing department among a handful of organizations to receive the honor for 12 consecutive years.

VanDerZanden receives award of excellence

Ann Marie VanDerZanden, professor of horticulture and director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), received the 2016 Teaching Award of Excellence from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA). The award is presented to one individual nationally who demonstrates excellence in post-secondary instruction in agriculture. It reflects VanDerZanden's commitment both in the classroom and as a catalyst to help other faculty become excellent teachers through her work with CELT.

Wu receives major honor from chemical engineering group

Yue Wu, ISU's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) has been named the recipient of the 2016 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Nanoscale Science & Engineering Forum (NSEF) Young Investigator Award. This honor recognizes outstanding interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology by engineers or scientists in the early stages of their professional careers. 

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