Honors and awards

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. 

Woods receives distinguished service award

Barbara Woods, human sciences special projects manager with ISU Extension and Outreach, has received the distinguished service award from American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Iowa Affiliate. Woods also is an adjunct assistant professor in the human development and family studies department. The award recognizes professional excellence and achievement in family and consumer sciences with outstanding service to AAFCS.

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