Honors and awards

Brent Shanks named fellow in chemical society

Brent ShanksAnson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Mike and Jean Steffenson Faculty Chair, has been named an Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Fellow for the American Chemical Society's Class of 2023. The award is presented to a chemist or engineer from an academic, industrial or government laboratory and recognizes innovative contributions to the areas in which they have published within applied chemistry or chemical engineering.

Acker receives Fulbright specialist award

David Acker, associate dean for global engagement in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, received a Fulbright Specialist Program award. Acker will travel to Greece for 15 days this month and for 20 days in the spring to work with individuals at Perrotis College at the American Farm School of Thessaloniki. He will focus on reimagining Greek food and agriculture sectors in anticipation of major shifts in consumer preferences, advances in production technologies and climate change.

Pappajohn Center earns national honor

The Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship received the 2022 Nasdaq Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence Award (for a university serving more than 5,000 students) from the The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, the highest honor in the consortium's awards. Iowa State also was a finalist for the Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines Award.

Main receives national service award

Rodger Main, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, received the 2022 Meritorious Award from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

Procurement services team recognized for excellence

Procurement services has received an Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award from the National Procurement Institute for the 18th consecutive year. The award recognizes organizations that demonstrate commitment to innovation, professionalism, productivity, e-procurement and leadership attributes. The institute is a nonprofit organization that serves public procurement professionals internationally and is focused on leading excellence in public procurement.

Campus champion award recognizes Kedrowski's work to compel student action

Karen Kedrowski, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, has been named 2022 Campus Champion of the Year by the Andrew Goodman Foundation. This award recognizes dedication to the Andrew Goodman Foundation's mission "to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy" through an outstanding commitment to civic engagement, student leadership and campus and community service.

Guiping Hu named to leadership academy class

Guiping Hu, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, has been named a fellow in the fourth cohort of the IAspire Leadership Academy, aimed at helping STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities. She is one of 18 faculty and administrators selected in a competitive application process. The academy is part of the Aspire Alliance's Institutional Change Initiative, backed by the National Science Foundation.

Doyle honored with AIA Iowa Educator Award

Shelby Doyle, associate professor of architecture and the Stan G. Thurston Professor in Design Build at Iowa State, received the 2022 AIA Iowa Educator Award from the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The award recognizes significant contributions to architectural education in Iowa. Her award-winning research and teaching focus on digital fabrication and mapping, environmental sustainability, gender equity in architecture and technology, and public engagement through architecture.

Lucht receives annual 'best article' award

Tracy Lucht, associate professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, received the 2022 Best Article Award from American Journalism, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Journalism Historians Association. The award honored the best scholarship published in the journal between summer 2021 and spring 2022. Lucht's study, "Amelia Bloomer, The Lily and Early Feminist Discourse in the U.S.," appeared in the fall 2021 edition.

Dees receives research fellowship

Sarah Dees, assistant professor of American religions, received a 2022-23 American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. Recipients of AAUW grants and fellowships pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls. Dees' fellowship year is devoted to finishing her first book, which examines Smithsonian research on Native American religions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Pease recognized for decades of environmental service

Jim Pease, associate professor emeritus of natural resources ecology and management, received the 2022 Lawrence and Eula Hagie Heritage Award from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The award recognizes Iowans who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of Iowa's natural environment and encouraging others to do the same. Pease taught wildlife interpretation courses and served as statewide extension wildlife specialist for 24 years, retiring in 2008. He continues to work with numerous private and government conservation units to develop programming and resources for the public.

Cunningham recognized for national committee work

Brandy Cunningham, youth and volunteer programs manager for the office of risk management, received the 2022 Committee Member of the Year award from the Higher Education Protection Network (HEPNet). The award recognizes an individual for exemplary acts of service, leadership among peers and "going above and beyond in committee service." Cunningham served as co-chair for this year's HEPNet conference, which partnered with the University Risk Management and Insurance Association to share learning opportunities.

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