Honors and awards

July 2013

Bonning named ESA Fellow

Bryony Bonning, professor of entomology, is one of 10 scientists named 2013 Fellows of the Entomological Society of America. Founded in 1889, the Entomological Society of America is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists, with 6,500 members.

Anderson named outstanding educator

Ryan Anderson, assistant professor in agricultural education and studies, was named Outstanding Career and Technical Educator of the year for 2013 by the Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education.

Iowa State receives purchasing award

Iowa State University is a recipient of the annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2013 from the National Procurement Institute. The award recognizes public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high score on standardized criteria in the areas of innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership. Iowa State has received the award for nine consecutive years. In 2013, 17 higher education agencies received the award.

Somani receives IBM Faculty Award

Arun Somani, associate dean for research at ISU's College of Engineering, was awarded the 2013 IBM Faculty Award. This year’s $20,000 award represents the third-straight IBM Faculty Award for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The IBM Faculty Award is an annual, worldwide competitive program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities and those at IBM. Faculty Awards are cash grants awarded to full-time professors at accredited universities that have an outstanding reputation for contributions in their field or show unusual promise.

Martone receives Indiana Authors Award

Michael Martone, ISU English, has received the 2013 Indiana Authors Award. This annual award program recognizes Indiana authors’ contributions to the literary landscape in Indiana and across the nation

Baker named a Master of the Pork Industry

National Hog Farmer named Rodney Baker, interim director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center, a 2013 Masters of the Pork Industry. Despite a long and respected career as a consulting swine veterinarian practicing in several states, Baker said he had not reached the pinnacle of success until seven years ago when he joined ISU. No matter where in the world someone hails from, ISU is known as “swine central,” the mecca of swine production and education, he explains. “The move here has really been the best thing that has happened to me in my career.” Baker serves as a senior clinician and holds the David R. Trask Professorship in Entrepreneurial Studies in the veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine department in the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Patience on award-winning research team

John Patience, animal science, is the Iowa State representative of a research team that will receive the 2013 North Central Region Excellence in Multistate Research Award. For the past six years, the North Central Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Station Directors has presented this award in recognition of successful, well-coordinated, high-impact research and extension efforts. This year’s winning project, Committee on Swine Nutrition, is recognized for developing economical feeding programs and dietary guidelines for the swine industry, solving problems with contaminated swine feed and reducing environmental impacts of swine production.

Rust receives American Meat Science Association Award

Bob Rust, emeritus professor of animal science, was named the 2013 American Meat Science Association R.C. Pollock award winner at its Reciprocal Meat Conference last month. Rust is the first Iowa State professor to receive the award, which is the highest honor bestowed in the association and represents exceptional contributions to meat science and the organization.

Liebman appointed to national committee

Matt Liebman, agronomy, has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council’s Committee on a Framework for Assessing Health, Environmental and Social Effects of the Food System. The ad hoc expert committee will develop a systematic approach to determine the positive and negative effects associated with the ways in which food is grown, processed, distributed and marketed in the U.S.