Honors and awards
Conference Planning and Management receives certification
Conference Planning and Management, a unit within Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, received One-Stop Shop Certification through the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International. The certification recognizes collegiate operations that deliver one contact, one contract and one bill to meeting planners.
Winter wins Cottrell Scholar Award
Arthur Winter, assistant professor of chemistry and affiliated with IPRT's Center for Catalysis recently recieved the Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement for his excellence in teaching and research.
Hayes named ASME Fellow
Caroline Hayes, chair of the mechanical engineering department and Lynn Gleason Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering, recently became an ASME Fellow. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers recognizes members who have had 10 or more years of practice in the field and an active membership with ASME. ASME Fellows are nominated by their peers for outstanding achievements in engineering.
Brooks receives NAEP award
Nancy Brooks, director of purchasing, has received the Bob Ashby Mentor of the Year Award from The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), the nationwide organization focused exclusively on procurement in higher education. The award recognizes an individual who has been a mentor to a member of NAEP, cares about the success of the member, their organization and ultimately the profession.
Bartholomay receives Bailey research award
Associate professor of entomology Lyric Bartholomay is the recipient of the 2013 Bailey Research Career Development Award. Her project seeks to fight diseases that cost the farmed shrimp industry more than $2 billion in losses each year. She will receive $50,000 each year for three years. The award focuses on research that is innovative, high-risk and high-impact with practical applications. It was established with an estate gift from Carl and Grace Bailey. Carl Bailey was an Iowa State alum of the electrical engineering program and a long-time employee of General Electric.
EPA cites Iowa State's longterm wind energy plan
Iowa State recently earned a "Green Power Partners" designation from the Environmental Protection Agency for its 20-year wind-energy contract. The EPA placed Iowa State fourth on its list of organizations that have contracts to buy green power for five years or more. Iowa State's wind energy comes from a 100-turbine farm, constructed north of Zearing by NextEra Energy Resources.
Monroe awarded Howard Foundation Fellowship
John Warne Monroe, ISU history, has been awarded a George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship to continue work on his current research project – a history of the French response to African sculpture in the early 20th century. The project – which explores the role objects from French colonies in Africa played in establishing “primitive art” as a Western aesthetic category – is an interdisciplinary study based on extensive research in Paris, New York and Dakar.
Wang named American Concrete Institute Fellow
Kejin Wang, ISU engineering, was recently named to the 2013 class of American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fellows at the 2013 ACI Convention in Minneapolis, Minn.
An ACI Fellow is honored when he/she has served at least 10 years as an ACI member and has made outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction or management.
Spring 2013 CYtation Award winners
The following professional and scientific staff members are recipients of the 2013 spring 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:
- Kelly Gillette, health physicist, environmental health and safety
- Julienne Krennrich, assistant director, Engineering Research Institute
- Brenda Kutz, academic adviser, chemical and biological engineering
- Keith Kutz, administrative specialist, Iowa Energy Center
- Tera Lawson, program coordinator, School of Education
- David Meisinger, director, U.S. Pork Center of Excellence
- Diane Rupp, associate registrar, records and registration
- Sharon Wirth, teaching laboratory coordinator, apparel, events and hospitality management
Team awards went to the e-Data Financial Report Leadership Team (chaired by Alicia Duncan) and the Military Student Task Force (chaired by Michelle Hendricks). Winners of the 2013 spring and fall awards will be recognized during a ceremony next spring.
State Gym receives Outstanding Sports Facilities
The Iowa State University State Gym Expansion was recently selected by the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA) as one of only thirteen national winners for the Outstanding Sports Facilities. This annual awards program recognizes architects, consultants, and facility owners and managers for their efforts planning, financing, designing and operating indoor recreation and wellness facilities that set high standards for design and functionality.
Leslie wins Rome Prize
Thomas Leslie, Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, has won a 2013 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Leslie joins a 120-year lineage of Rome Prize Fellows that represents America's nobility in the humanities and arts. Leslie won the prize for Booth Family Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation.
Hagedorn receives Career Achievement in Research Award
Linda Hagedorn, ISU Associate Dean, College of Human Sciences, received the Career Achievement in Research Award, which was established to commend outstanding national/interenational contributions in research, as well as research activity that has influenced undergraduate and/or graduate students.
Adeleke receives Fulbright award
Tunde Adeleke, ISU African and African American Studies, has received a 2013-2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar award.
Adeleke is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad next year through the Fulbright Scholar Program to fulfill the program’s mission to build mutual understanding between people of the United States and the world.
Duffy to receive Distinguished Service Award
Mike Duffy, professor of economics, will receive the Distinguished Service Award this summer from the American Agricultural Editors Association. Duffy has coordinated the Iowa State land value survey for 27 years, conducts the Iowa Land Ownership survey and directed Iowa State's Beginning Farmer Center from 1994 through 2012.
Misra appointed chair of USDA Advisory Council
Manjit Misra, Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of the Seed Science Center, has been named chairman of the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council.
Faculty, staff recognized for commitment to learning communities
ISU's learning communities program recently recognized 10 faculty and staff who supervise peer mentors in this year's program. Fifteen students also were named exemplary peer mentors for their efforts to be positive models for their learning community members and support the university's academic goals.
Stalder receives national service award
Animal science professor and Extension swine specialist Ken Stalder is the 2012 recipient of the National Swine Improvement Federation's Charles Stanislaw Memorial Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes individuals for service to the pork industry through involvement in implementing, supervising and/or participating in performance testing programs.
Harms elected to association board
Cory Harms, ISU associate director of purchasing, was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Educational Procurement, effective April 10. Harms will serve as senior vice president, a one-year position that ascends to board president. The association, with more than 4,000 professionals from 1,500 education institutions, is dedicated to professional development, community development and collaborative development.
Coberley receives athletic trainer award
Mark Coberley, ISU Director for Athletic Training, will receive the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award (MDAT), by the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The MDAT award recognizes NATA members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to leadership, volunteer service, advocacy and distinguished professional activities as an athletic trainer.
Wang named Viskanta Fellow for innovative research
Xinwei Wang, ISU mechanical engineering, received the inaugural Viskanta Fellowship honor from Purdue University for his advanced research in the field of thermal science.
Whitehead receives creative achievement award
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture awarded a top honor to Rob Whitehead, ISU architecture. The award recognizes a specific creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research or service that advances architectural education.
Cho wins dissertation award
Byeong-Young Cho, ISU education, is the winner of the 2013 International Reading Association (IRA) Outstanding Dissertation Award, one of the most prestigious awards given to young education scholars. Cho’s research examines how high school students find, understand and evaluate different kinds of texts on the Internet.
Jacobson wins IEEE award for education innovation
Doug Jacobson, University Professor of electrical and computer engineering and IEEE fellow, was presented with a 2012 Major Educational Innovation Award from the IEEE Educational Activities Board. The award recognized Jacobson’s career in instruction and educational outreach, citing him for “creating innovative materials that support the teaching of information technology and information assurance to students of all ages."
MFA faculty earn literary awards
English professor Debra Marquart was among the winners, and was presented the David B. Saunders Award for Nonfiction from Cream City Review for her essay, “Ephemera.” Associate professor David Zimmerman received the 2013 Alex Award from the American Library Association for his recent novel, Caring is Creepy; and adjunct lecturer Christiana Langenberg received an honorable mention in the Gulf Cost Nonfiction Award for her essay, “Foiled.” MFA students Andrew Payton, Nate Pillman, Lindsay Tigue and Geetha Iyer also earned awards.