Honors and awards

June 2013

Anderson receives Dietetic Education Award

Jean Anderson, senior clinician for the department of food science and human nutrition, has received the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Excellence in Practice: Dietetic Education Award. This award recognizes an outstanding registered dietitian who has demonstrated excellence and leadership in dietetic education. As director of the dietetic internship, Anderson has watched the program grow and offer innovative teaching and learning.

Bloebaum named AIAA Fellow

Christina Bloebaum, Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg Professor of Aerospace Engineering, was named a 2013 Fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of aerospace engineering.

Vela receives NSF CAREER Award

Javier Vela, assistant professor of chemistry, earned a 2013 NSF CAREER Award. NSF gives this award to faculty members in their early years of research. As part of the award, Vela will receive $620,000 over a five-year period for his research project on extracting different forms of energy from photoactive nanocrystals. The award is partially based on a commitment to education.

Learning communities program honors nine for their contributions

ISU's learning communities program recognized eight faculty/staff members and one organization for their extraordinary contributions. This year's award recipients include: Kurt Earnest, Sheryl McGough, Ginny Arthur, Sue Ziegenbusch, Stephanie Masta Zywicki, Hina Patel, Jeslyn Jackson, Deanna Stumbo and the Delta Upsilon fraternity.

Reiman Gardens’ rose collection receives special honor

Reiman Gardens' Dr. Griffith Buck Rose Collection has received full membership in the North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC). The Dr. Griffith Buck Rose Collection is especially unique because it is one of the only cultivar-based collections included in NAPCC. Dr. Buck, a professor at Iowa State University from 1949-1985, developed many beautiful, hardy landscape roses during his tenure. With over 85 named varieties, Buck roses are recognized worldwide for their winter hardiness, attractiveness, and low maintenance.

Ryan named 2013 IIE Fellow

Sarah Ryan, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, was recognized as an Institute of Industrial Engineers Fellow. The IIE names up to 20 fellows each year, requiring that their contributions to industrial engineering be recognized on a national scale. Ryan was one of only nine fellows named this year