Honors and awards
Leslie receives AIA Educator Award
Thomas Leslie, the Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture and director of graduate education in the department of architecture, received the 2015 Educator Award from the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa) Oct. 15 at the AIA Iowa/Central States Regional Convention in Des Moines.The award recognizes significant contributions to architectural education in Iowa.
Terrill receives Young Architect Award from AIA
Jessica Terrill, a lecturer in architecture, is the first recipient of the Young Architect Award presented by the Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Iowa). The inaugural award recognizes an AIA Iowa member who has been licensed no longer than 10 years and showcases exceptional leadership and significant contributions to the profession. Terrill was honored Oct. 15 at the AIA Iowa/Central States Regional Convention in Des Moines.
Birt named to National Academy of Medicine
Diane Birt, a Distinguished Professor of food science and human nutrition, was named to the National Academy of Medicine. Birt’s induction into the academy, considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizes her professional achievements and commitment to service. Birt has made numerous contributions to human nutrition throughout her 40-year career. She investigated plant components that help prevent cancer, and her research helped show links between dietary practices and cancer prevention. She’s also investigated the health benefits and adverse effects of botanical supplements.
Beitz receives Marvin A. Pomerantz Award
Donald Beitz, an Iowa State University Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture, has been awarded the Marvin A. Pomerantz Award. The Pomerantz award recognizes faculty who are outstanding in the areas of teaching, research or extension and outreach. His research accomplishments span a variety of nutrition and health studies for people and animals.