Honors and awards
Ellis teaching in Malta as Fulbright Scholar
Timothy Ellis, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, is teaching February-June 2014 at the University of Malta in the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program teaching exchange. He was recognized by the U.S. Ambassador to Malta during a Feb. 14 reception.
Gschneidner wins Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award
Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, was presented the 2014 Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award on February 18. The award honors scientists who have made a major positive impact on society through materials science.
Hill named to Council for Chemical Research
James Hill, University Professor of chemical and biological engineering at Iowa State University, was recently named to the 2014 Council for Chemical Research Governing Board of Directors. The 8-member board comprises academic, industry and government experts in U.S. chemistry-related science and engineering.
Stanley earns NSF Career Award
Levi Stanley, ISU chemistry, is the recipient of the National Science Foundation 2014 Career Award. The NSF Career Award is the Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty.
Griffiths earns NEH fellowship
Paul Griffiths, ISU history, has earned a highly competitive yearlong fellowship from the National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) – a $50,400 grant that will allow him to further pursue the topic by completing a new book. The fellowship ranks Griffiths, an Iowa State University history professor, in the top tier of his discipline.
Cavazos earns Poetry Society of America Fellowship
Xavier Cavazos, ISU English instructor and recent grad of ISU’s MFA program in Creative Writing and Environment, received a Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship Award. Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis selected Cavazos’ manuscript, “Barbarian at the Gate,” as part of the Poetry Society of America’s New American Poets Chapbook Series. The chapbook launches with readings in April at the City University of New York Graduate Center Chapbook Festival and in Arizona at the Tucson Poetry Festival.
Anderson receives TMS Application to Practice Award
Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and adjunct professor in ISU Materials Science and Engineering, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2014 Application to Practice Award by TMS, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. The award is given to a person who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in transferring research in metallurgy and materials into commercial production and practical use as a representative of an industrial, academic, governmental, or technical organization.
Xin recognized as industry workhorse
Hongwei Xin, associate chair for research and director of the Egg Industry Center was named USPOULTRY’s Workhorse of the Year during the International Poultry Expo, part of the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo. The poultry industry’s most esteemed honor is given annually by USPOULTRY in recognition of dedicated service and valuable leadership given to the Association and poultry industry.
Advancing One Community Awards recipients announced
Each January, Iowa State recognizes individuals and groups who have followed the principles established by Martin Luther King Jr. through the Advancing One Community Awards. Recipients of this award demonstrate a commitment to King's principles and goals over a sustained period of time through nonviolent actions to create an inclusive multicultural community, and/or bring about systemic change aimed at reducing injustice and inequity at Iowa State. The 2014 Advancing One Community Awards recipients are:
- Student: Presha Kardile, senior
- Organization: Black Graduate Student Association
- Faculty/staff: Connie Hargrave, associate professor, School of Education
The award winners will be recognized at the Martin Luther King Jr. legacy convocation on Jan. 23 (3:30 p.m., MU Sun Room).
Ginder inducted into hall of fame
Roger Ginder, emeritus professor in economics, was inducted into the Nebraska Cooperative Council Hall of Fame. Ginder was instrumental in creating and delivering a model Director Certification Program for cooperative directors in Iowa and Nebraska. More than 1,540 cooperative directors from Nebraska have graduated from the DCP since its beginnings in 1978.
Fall 2013 CYtation Award winners
The following professional and scientific staff members are recipients of the 2013 fall 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:
- Dan Burden, program coordinator, Value Added Agriculture, ISU Extension and Outreach
- Jill Kramer, program coordinator, Dean of Students office
- Audrey Kennis, program coordinator, Design administration
- Erin Kalkwarf, research associate II, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
- Jacqueline Comito, program manager, sociology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Joseph Campos, program coordinator, Dean of Students office
- Denise Timberland, administrative specialist, records and registration
- Jane Todey, program manager, Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute
The team award went to the The Resource Hub (chaired by William Rickard). Winners of the 2013 spring and fall awards will be recognized during a March 5 ceremony (8:30-9:30 a.m., MU Campanile Room.
Jacobson named Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery
Doug Jacobson, University Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently was named a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He was honored, along with three other recipients in the educator category, for his accomplishments and career achievements.
Song named IEEE fellow
Jiming Song, associate professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to algorithms in computational electromagnetics.