Honors and awards

Exemplary faculty mentors recognized

Seventeen ISU faculty were honored on May 3 for their exemplary service as mentors to other faculty members in a program coordinated for nearly 20 years in the provost's office. The mentors are:

  • Matthew Darr, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering
  • Heather Flaherty, senior lecturer of veterinary pathology
  • Joey George, John D. DeVries Endowed Chair in Business and professor of supply chain and information systems
  • Anna Johnson, associate professor of animal science
  • Richard LeSar, professor of materials science and engineering
  • Surya Mallapragada, Distinguished Professor of chemical and biological engineering and Carol Vohs Johnson Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Sara Marcketti, professor of apparel, events and hospitality management
  • Greg Miller, professor of agricultural education and studies
  • Hridesh Rajan, Kingland Professor of Data Analytics and professor of computer science
  • Eulanda Sanders, Donna R. Danielson Professorship in Textiles and Clothing and professor of apparel, events and hospitality management
  • Matthew Sivils, professor of English
  • James Summers, associate professor of management
  • Judy Vance, Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Professorship in the College of Engineering and professor of mechanical engineering
  • Mike Wannemuehler, professor and chair of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine
  • Susan Wohlsdorf-Arendt, professor of apparel, events and hospitality management
  • Timothy Wolters, associate professor of history
  • Kimberly Zarecor, associate professor of architecture

Soy-based wax wins innovation award

A less expensive, soy-based alternative to carnauba wax developed at Iowa State has received the National Innovation Award at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference this week. The technology was developed by professor Tong Wang and post doc Tao Fei in the food science and human nutrition department. Carnauba wax is used in many foods, cosmetics and household products, from lipstick to car wax.

Learning Communities program presents 2017 awards

Awards honoring individuals and teams for their extraordinary contributions to learning communities at Iowa State were presented at the 19th Annual Learning Communities Institute on May 8. This year's winners:

  • Cinzia Cervato (geological and atmospheric sciences), Corly Brooke Learning Community Advocate Award
  • Chemical Engineering Learning Community team, Outstanding Innovations Award
  • Chuck Achter (School of Education), Learning Community Champion Award
  • Darlene Fratzke (apparel, events and hospitality management), Learning Community Champion Award
  • Amber Kargol (food science and human nutrition), Learning Community Collaborator Award
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Services Office, Learning Community Partner Award
  • Mark Chidister (art and visual culture), Brooke and Gruenewald Learning Community Exemplary Service Award

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.” 

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