Honors and awards

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.

Kamal receives IEEE award

Ahmed Kamal, professor of electrical and computer engineering, received an award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Communications Society's Optical Networking Technical Committee for his contributions to optical networks. The committee recognized Kamal's contributions in the area of traffic grooming and multipoint communication in optical networks.

Freihoefer wins public service award

Brad Freihoefer, director of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender student services center, was presented with the 2016-17 Public Service Award from the American College Personnel Association's Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness. The award is given to individuals who have made significant contributions to higher education and to institutions through support of and efforts in LGBTQ awareness.

Diesslin elected to board term

Bill Diesslin, associate director of the environmental health and safety department and a certified hazardous materials manager (CHMM), has been elected to the board of directors of the Maryland-based Institute of Hazardous Materials Management. His four-year term began Jan. 1. The institute is the international accrediting group for haz mat disposal professionals.

Mallapragada and Halbur named to National Academy of Inventors

Pat Halbur, professor and chair of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, and Surya Mallapragada, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and the Carol Vohs Johnson Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering, have been named to the National Academy of Inventors

Halbur also serves as executive director of the ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Mallapragada also has appointments with materials science and engineering and the Ames Laboratory.

Margrett named association fellow

Jennifer Margrett, associate professor in human development and family studies and director of the interdepartmental gerontology program, has earned fellow status in the American Psychological Association for her outstanding contributions to the field of pyschology.

Spikes named center fellow

School of Education assistant professor Daniel Spikes was named one of 13 equity fellows with the new Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, Indianapolis. Equity fellows are state-specific and nationally prominent scholars who have published widely on one or more of the four desegregation areas (race, sex, religion, national origin). 

National award for dissertation excellence

Kelly-Lynn Odenweller, lecturer in the psychology department, received the Sandra Petronio Dissertation Excellence Award from the National Communication Association (family communication division) this month. Her dissertation's title is "Communicating to Resolve the ‘Mommy Wars’: Testing Communicated Stereotypes and the Common Ingroup Identity Model With Stay-at-Home and Working Mothers."

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