Honors and awards
Andrea Nelson named to the state fair board
Andrea Nelson, assistant vice president for county services with ISU Extension and Outreach, has been named to the Iowa State Fair Board and will represent the university on the board. Under Iowa law, the Iowa State University president has a director position on the board -- and typically appoints a representative.
Potoyan receives Cottrell Scholar award
Davit Potoyan, assistant professor of chemistry, is one of 25 teacher-scholars to receive a 2021 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Recipients are chosen through a peer review of proposals that incorporate both research and science education.
Olson video captures silver award
Dave Olson, videographer in news service, received a silver award in the regional communications/marketing competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Olson's video, "Veterinary Students Are Helping Shelter Animals Become More Adoptable," competed in the category short video: general information, and highlights a College of Veterinary program that allows third-year students to learn basic surgery and anesthesia skills using shelter dogs and cats.
Diesslin reelected as a haz mat institute director
Bill Diesslin, associate director of the environmental health and safety department and a certified hazardous materials manager (CHMM), has been reelected to the board of directors of the Maryland-based Institute of Hazardous Materials Management. His second four-year term began Jan. 1. He also serves as the institute's vice chair. The institute is the international accrediting group for haz mat disposal professionals.
Inside earns silver in regional competition
Inside Iowa State earned a silver award in the regional communications/marketing competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. IIS competed in a category for digital publications for an internal audience.
College of Engineering earns diversity program recognition
The College of Engineering has received bronze level recognition -- the highest available at this time -- from the American Society for Engineering Education for its commitment to diversity. The society's Diversity Recognition Program was created to publicly recognize engineering colleges that make significant and measurable progress in increasing diversity, inclusion and degree attainment outcomes of their programs.