Honors and awards

Chamberlin named Fulbright Scholar

Dennis Chamberlin, associate professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, was named a Fulbright Scholar and will teach at Ukrainian Catholic University in 2016-17 to help establish the school's master's program in documentary photography.

Advisers' presentation best in region

Academic advisers Kyle Holtman and Lisa Phillips (kinesiology) and Amber Kargol (food science and human nutrition) were voted “Best in Region” at the recent Region 6 Conference for the National Academic Advising Association for their presentation “Using Habit Theory to Influence Student Behavior.”  They will repeat their presentation at the annual NACADA Conference in October in Atlanta.

Bair named state star

Ted Bair, regional director of the ISU Small Business Development Center in Ames, has been named the 2016 Iowa "State Star" by America’s SBDC, the national organization of small business development centers. The annual award recognizes SBDC personnel for exemplary work performance, significantl contributions to the organization’s economic development efforts and a strong commitment to small businesses.

Wang named society fellow

Tong Wang, professor of food science and human nutrition, has been named a fellow by the American Oil Chemists Society. Wang is recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field of basic research in lipid chemistry, and extraction and novel applications.

Learning community champions honored

ISU's Learning Communities program honored individuals for their extraordinary contributions to learning communities during the 18th annual LC institute on May 9. Award recipients this year were: 

  • Lora Leigh Chrystal, PWiSE; Corly Brooke Learning Community Advocate Award
  • (co-recipients) Bridging Opportunities in Leadership and Diversity, and Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers learning communities, Outstanding Innovations Award
  • (co-recipients) Karen Scheel, psychology, and Howard Tyler, animal science; Learning Community Champion Award
  • Allie Parrott, PWiSE; Learning Community Collaborator Award

Provost's office announces exemplary faculty mentors

In the third year of the program, the office of the senior vice president and provost has announced the recipients of the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award. The award recognizes faculty who mentor new faculty and go above and beyond the formal expectations of the mentoring program. The 2015-16 recipients are: Sean Grass, professor of English; Chad Hart, professor of economics; Hui Hu, professor of aerospace engineering; Sergio Lence, professor and Martin Cole Chair of International Agricultural Economics; Jay Newell, associate professor of journalism and communication; Robert Reason, professor, School of Education; Steve Rodermel, Distinguished Professor of genetics, development and cell biology; Yoshinori Suzuki, professor of supply chain and information systems; and Ann Marie Van Der Zanden, professor of horticulture.

Burt named Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

Brian Burt, assistant professor in the School of Education, received a 2016 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Education. The fellowship supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of education research.

Flint earns DOE early career award

Rebecca Flint, assistant professor of physics and associate in the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, was awarded the DOE’s Early Career Research Program award. Flint is one of only 44 scientists across the nation to receive the award. Flint, a condensed matter theorist, will receive $750,000 over a five-year period for her work on “Exotic Kondo Phases: the non-Kramers Doniach phase diagram.”

Jiles named Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

David Jiles, Palmer Endowed Chair of the department of electrical and computer engineering, is among the new Fellows elected to the Learned Society of Wales in 2016. LSW Fellows are distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who are prominent figures within their respective academic disciplines or professions. 

Tesfagiorgis receives AAUDE service award

Gebre Tesfagiorgis, director of institutional research, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of American Universities Data Exchange (AAUDE). The award recognizes Tesfagiorgis' service to the association.

Rajala receives national engineer of the year award

Sarah Rajala, dean of the College of Engineering, has been named national engineer of the year by the American Association of Engineering Societies, which represents 17 multidisciplinary engineering societies from industry, government and academia. The AAES national engineer of the year award recognizes Rajala’s outstanding service in three key areas: inspirational leadership at the institutional, national and international levels; innovations in engineering education and assessment; and  her tireless efforts to promote diversity in the engineering field.

Wiegand receives national public works award

Paul Wiegand, director of the Iowa Statewide Urban Design and Specifications program for the Institute for Transportation, was named one of 10 "Public Works Leaders of the Year" by the American Public Works Association. The award recognizes leaders with a professional history that's dedicated to "sustaining the structures that form the foundation of our communities."

Learning communities program honors exemplary mentors

ISU's learning communities program honored 20 student peer mentors and 10 peer mentor supervisors during a recognition ceremony on March 30. The peer mentors and mentor supervisors were recognized for setting positive examples for learning community students and their support of the university's academic goals.

Nolan receives distinguished alumni award

Dr.  Lisa Nolan, the Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine, recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. The award recognizes service to the college and the veterinary profession.

Gransberg receives ASCE Construction Management Award

Douglas Gransberg, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, recently accepted the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Construction Management Award. The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of construction management as a practitioner, educator or researcher.

ISU named to Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll

Iowa State has been selected as a member of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2016 Transfer Honor Roll, recognizing excellence in recruitment and support of community college transfer students. ISU is one of only 40 institutions to receive the honor. Schools will be recognized at Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention on April 7.

Bugeja named JMC administrator of the year

Michael Bugeja, director of the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, has been named the 2015 Charles E. Scripps Journalism and Mass Communication Administrator of the Year. The award is given in collaboration with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Stanley receives Cottrell Scholar Award

Levi Stanley, assistant professor of chemistry, has been named a 2016 Cottrell Scholar.The Cottrell Scholar program develops outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills. Outstanding candidates are admitted to the ranks of Cottrell Scholars through a stringent peer-review process based on their innovative research proposals and education programs.

Bookstore receives performance awards from national assocation

The University Book Store in the Memorial Union received the Excellence in Course Materials Management Award and the MVP Award for Overall Outstanding Performance for 2014-15 from the Independent College Bookstore Association. The bookstore was recognized for implementing several initiatives aimed at making course materials more affordable for students while controlling its expenses.

Kelly named to 'rising stars' list

Dan Kelly, an assistant operations manager for ISU Dining, has been named to the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars by the Institute for Supply Management. The program highlights the accomplishments of rising supply chain management professionals, who were nominated for their outstanding achievements by managers, mentors or coworkers.

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