Honors and awards

May 2012

Two faculty members named ASEE Fellows

Two Iowa State University College of Engineering (CoE) faculty members have been named 2012 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellows, a feat only six others from the CoE have achieved since the organization was founded in 1983.

The selection of Larry Genalo, University Professor of materials science and engineering (MSE), and Diane Rover, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECpE), as ASEE Fellows marks the first time in six years that a CoE faculty member has joined the ranks of ASEE Fellow, as well as the first time two CoE members have been named Fellow in the same year.

The Fellow Grade of Membership is bestowed upon active ASEE members “in recognition of outstanding contributions to engineering or engineering technology education.”

Special Olympics Iowa honors volunteers

Special Olympics Iowa honored several ISU employees with university volunteer awards at a reception prior to the 2012 summer games opening ceremony. Brian Honnold, Mary Meier, Shannon Peel, Linda Marticke and Jim Nespor were cited for their service above and beyond their normal position responsibilities.

Faculty, staff recognized for contributions to learning communities

Ann Coppernoll, College of Business; Denise Hix, ecology, evolution and organismal biology department; Nicole Vidden, College of Business; LeQuetia Ancar, agricultural and biosystems engineering department; Dermot Hayes, economics department; Jan Wiersema, natural resource ecology and management department; Allison Greenwald, English department; Diane Rupp, registrar's office; and the ISU Student Counseling Service all were honored May 7 for extraordinary contributions to Iowa State learning communities. Awards were handed out at Iowa State's annual Learning Communities Institute.

Kostelnick named a Fellow in Teachers of Technical Writing organization

Charles Kostelnick, professor of English, was named a Fellow of The Association for Teachers of Technical Writing at the business meeting of the annual ATTW Conference in St. Louis. According to the ATTW website, "Nominees must have made significant long-term contributions to technical communication. It is expected that only members who have established national reputations based on their teaching, scholarship, or academic administration will be considered.

Cormicle named Associated Schools of Construction outstanding educator

Larry Cormicle, Iowa State construction engineering senior lecturer and Glenn H. DeStigter Scholar, was given the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Outstanding Educator Award, an international honor.

The award recognizes Cormicle’s contribution to construction education, excellence in teaching, service to the ASC and dedication to the construction profession.