Honors and awards

Golemo receives Distinguished Service to Music medal

Michael Golemo, professor of music and director of bands, received the Distinguished Service to Music medal from the Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. This is the organization’s highest honor. The medal was presented on March 31, in recognition of Golemo's service, leadership and success ans an educator and conductor.

2016 CYtation Award winners

The following professional and scientific staff members are recipients of the 2016 CYtation Awards, which recognizes individuals who perform above and beyond the call of duty, do something extraordinarily well, or act in such a way as to make a very real difference in the institution:

The Woodin Award was presented to Kevin Kane, director in the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. The award recognizes exemplary service, positive attitude, leadership, innovation and initiative. It is named for long-time council member and ISU employee Dan Woodin, who died in 2013.

Nick Van Berkum, a communications specialist in sociology, received the Outstanding New P&S Council Member award, presented to individuals who make a difference, cooperate with fellow council members and show promise for future contributions to Iowa State. 

Team awards went to the Cy-MOOC project team (Engineering-LAS Online learning), Early FAFSA promotional team (student financial aid), storm water managemen team (EHS, FPM, residence and EEOB) and WiSE 30th anniversary (Program for Women and Science in Engineering).

Lu receives NSF CAREER award

Meng Lu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of mechanical engineering, has received the National Science Foundation's CAREER award for a project that aims at developing the next generation diagnostic technology using an engineered paper strip. The technology has the potential to drive down the cost of the health care system. The five-year award will fund Lu's interdisciplinary research through 2022.

Main receives association service award

Rodger Main, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, is the 2017 recipient of the Howard Dunne Memorial Award from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. The award is given annually to an association member who has made a significant contribution and rendered outstanding service to AASV and the swine industry.

Adams awarded fellowship

Ross Adams, assistant professor of architecture, has been awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship to work on a new book project, provisionally titled “Nomos of the Body.” The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent.

Weber-Fève receives teaching award

Stacey Weber-Fève, associate professor of French was awarded the 2017 Dorothy Ludwig Excellence in Teaching Award at the Post-Secondary Level by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF). The honor recognizes "teachers who have demonstrated excellence and commitment in the teaching of the French language and French and Francophone cultures and literatures.” 

Tessonnier appointed to journal's first advisory board

Jean-Philippe Tessonnier, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, has been appointed to the inaugural Early Career Advisory Board of the journal "ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering." The 11-member advisory board features researchers who are launching their careers in green chemistry, green engineering and sustainability

Bigelow named institute fellow

Timothy Bigelow, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been promoted to fellow in the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine for his research in new ways to diagnose disease from ultrasound images.

Newspaper association honors Bugeja

Michael Bugeja, director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, is among four recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Newspaper Association. The award recognizes long-time journalists and professionals for contributions to the newspaper profession and communities. Bugeja was honored for his role in preparing future journalists. 

Tree Campus USA, again

For the second straight year, Iowa State has earned the Tree Campus USA designation. The award by the Arbor Day Foundation recognizes university commitment to managing a tree care plan, promoting healthy trees and engaging students, faculty and staff in conservation projects.

Koolbeck named to board leadership

Tammy Koolbeck, executive director of the Iowa State Center, has been named to the International Association of Venue Managers' board of directors. Named 2nd vice chair, Koolbeck will serve a four-year leadership term that includes 1st vice chair, board chair (2019-20) and immediate past chair.

Burt receives NSF CAREER award

Brian Burt, assistant professor in the School of Education, five-year, $569,702 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award, which supports early career development activities of teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. The grant will support Burt’s research on leveraging learning and engineering identity to broaden participation of black males in colleges of engineering.

Sebranek, Cordray join Meat Industry Hall of Fame

Distinguished Professor Joe Sebranek and professor Joe Cordray, animal science, both of ISU’s Meat Lab, were inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame at a Jan. 31 ceremony in Atlanta. They are among the “Class of 2016” seven inductees, which also included the president and CEO of Smithfield Foods and Clayton Yeutter, former USDA secretary. Inductess are considered to be among the most accomplished professionals in the meat and poultry business. The Meat Industry Hall of Fame is based in Shawnee, Kansas.

Iver Anderson named to inventors' hall of fame

Iver Anderson, adjunct professor of materials science and engineering and senior metallurgist in Ames Laboratory's division of materials science and engineering, has been named a 2017 inductee to the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Anderson was recognized for his leadfree solder used widely in electronic devices. The 45th class will be honored during a May ceremony.

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