Honors and awards
Andresen receives sports turf award
Mike Andresen, Manager of Athletics Facilities and Grounds, received the Harry C. Gill Memorial Award from the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), recognizing Andresen for his hard work in the sports turf industry. Andresen was honored for his passion for the industry and the association, his willingness to provide guidance and mentorship, his leadership of the association as its 14th President and for long-time service on the board and in his Iowa chapter of STMA.
Takle named Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
Gene Takle, professor of geological and atmospheric sciences and of agronomy, has been elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. The award recognizes society members who have made outstanding contributions to atmospheric and related sciences or their applications over many years.
Holger named AIAA Fellow
David Holger has been named a fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Holger is a professor of aerospace engineering, associate provost for academic programs, and dean of the graduate college at Iowa State.
This award is in recognition of Holger’s research in aeroacoustics, particularly with respect to the development of innovative noise control systems and outstanding leadership in engineering education and accreditation.
Mook wins site preservation award
Margaret Mook, ISU World Languages and Cultures, received the 2012 Best Practices in Site Preservation Award. The award, was established in 2011 by the AIA Site Preservation Committee to identify and promote best practices in the interdisciplinary field of site preservation.
Harris receives Advancing One Community Award
David Harris, ISU athletics, was presented the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advancing One Community Award. Harris received the award for his work with student-athletes in the establishment of programs such as "Dinner for Six" and an academic honor society for Cyclone student-athletes.
Technology group honors Bonning
Bryony Bonning, ISU entomology, was the recipient of a 2011 Women of Innovation Research Innovation and Leadership Award from the Technology Association of Iowa. Bonning is the founding director of the ISU Virus-Insect Interactions Initiative. Her research has resulted in five patents that have attracted industrial support.
Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers honored for distinguished efforts to advance science
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) honored five researchers from Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. The five have been elected AAAS Fellows for their "scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications." The honorees include:
- Vikram Dalal, director of Iowa State's Microelectronics Research Center, Thomas M. Whitney Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and associate of the Ames Laboratory
- Cynthia Jenks, Ames Laboratory assistant director for scientific planning and division director of chemical and biological sciences
- Peter Nara, director of the Center for Advanced Host Defense, Immunobiotics, and Translational Comparative Medicine; W. Eugene Lloyd Chair in Toxicology; professor of biomedical sciences and immunobiology; and chief executive officer, president, chairman and co-founder of Biological Mimetics Inc.
- Balaji Narasimhan, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, Vlasta Klima Balloun Professor of Engineering and associate of the Ames Laboratory
- Steven Rodermel, professor of genetics, development and cell biology
Chapelle to receive lifetime achievement award
Carol Chapelle, Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences (English), is the recipient of the 2012 Cambridge/International Language Testing Association Lifetime Teaching Award, which she'll officially receive in April. Chapelle is a faculty member in the TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language)/Applied Linguistics program in the English department. She is being honored for her many contributions to the language testing field, including the use of computer technology.