Honors and awards

August 2013

Xin named to national task force

Hongwei Xin, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and director of the Egg Industry Center, was appointed to a two-year term (2013-15) on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Air Quality Task Force by Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack. The task force is composed of representatives from industry, agriculture, academia, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and other agricultural and environmental experts.

Anderson receives two educator awards

Ryan Anderson, assistant professor in agricultural education and studies, recently received two awards. He was selected as a 2013 Iowa regional and national winner of the Ideas Unlimited award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators. The award is designed to give association members an opportunity to exchange useful and innovative teaching ideas. Anderson also was named Outstanding Career and Technical Educator of the year by the Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education.

Paulsen receives Career Guidance Award

Tom Paulsen, assistant professor in the department of agricultural education and studies, received the 2013 IACTE Career Guidance Award from the Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education.