Honors and awards

Woteki inducted to NIFA Hall of Fame

Catherine Woteki, professor of food science and human nutrition, is a 2017 inductee to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Hall of Fame. Members are recognized for "exceptional contributions to NIFA's mission at the local, regional, national or international leve" and for making a positive impact on humans.

Rothschild given award of distinction

Max Rothschild, a Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, was presented an Award of Distinction from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis. The award is presented annually to individuals whose contributions and achievements enhance the ability of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to provide cutting-edge research, top-notch education and innovative outreach. Rothschild’s work as an animal geneticist has significantly improved swine and other livestock species.

Shimkat elected to national board

Lisa Shimkat, director of America's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Iowa, was elected to serve on the national board of directors. America’s SBDC represents a nationwide network of SBDCs -- the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories -- with a mission to help new entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. America’s SBDC Iowa is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s College of Business and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations.

Haynes receives educator award

Cindy Haynes, associate professor in horticulture, received the outstanding undergraduate educator award from the American Society for Horticulture Science. Haynes has taught 15 different courses -- from introductory to capstone -- reaching more than 3,500 students while at Iowa State. Nearly every course she teaches has an active learning, experiential learning, cooperative learning, and/or service learning component.

Misra receives global leadership award

Manjit Misra, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of the Seed Science Center, received the Global Agriculture Academic Leadership Award from the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture. The academic leadership award is one in a series the council presents to recognize individuals and institutions that positively impact the lives of millions of rural smallholder farmers around the world.

Mallapragada named international academy fellow

Surya Mallapragada, an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and Carol Vohs Johnson Chair of the chemical and biological engineering department, was named a fellow in the Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. The academy is composed of scientists around the world who are recognized for contributions to and leadership in medical and biological engineering. Mallapragada also serves as associate vice president for research and is a scientist in the Ames Laboratory.

Hargrave inducted into Iowa African American Hall of Fame

Connie Hargrave, associate professor in the School of Education, was inducted into the Iowa African American Hall of Fame, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of African Americans who enhance the quality of life for all Iowans.

Faidley receives outstanding advisor award

LeVern Faidley, chief advisor for Iowa State University’s Iowa Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi (TBP), has been named the national 2017 TBP Outstanding Advisor. Faidley is being honored because he “exemplifies going above the call of duty and is always an enthusiastic supporter of students and TBP alumni.”

Vleck awarded for lifetime achievement

Carol Vleck, professor emeritus in EEOB, received the Loye and Alden Miller Award for lifetime achievement in ornithological research at the American Ornithology Society annual meeting.

Constant elected a society fellow

Kristen Constant, Morrill Professor and chair of the department of materials science and engineering, has been elected a 2017 fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education in recognition of "outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education." Fellows are elected by the society's board of directors.

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