Honors and awards
2016 CYtation Award winners
The following professional and scientific staff members are recipients of the 2016 CYtation Awards, which recognizes individuals who perform above and beyond the call of duty, do something extraordinarily well, or act in such a way as to make a very real difference in the institution:
- Paula Burns, human services specialist, human development and family studies
- Karla Embleton, program coordinator, Human Sciences administration
- Val Evans, administrative specialist, human development and family studies
- Darrin Fischer, systems analyst, IT systems and operations
- Paul Kassel, field specialist, extension and outreach
- Kris Koerner, program coordinator, facilities, planning and management
- Robin McNeely, program manager, Institute for Design Research and Outreach
- Dawn Miller, academic adviser, agronomy
- Brent Pringnitz, program coordinator, extension and outreach
- Shawna Saad, associate registrar, records and registration
- Julia Sager, program coordinator, USDOE's Ames Laboratory
- Kate Simmons, academic adviser, sociology
- Mary Ullestad-Heneke, program coordinator, Liberal Arts and Sciences administration
- Rachael Voas, program coordinator, Grants Hub
The Woodin Award was presented to Kevin Kane, director in the Institute for Design Research and Outreach. The award recognizes exemplary service, positive attitude, leadership, innovation and initiative. It is named for long-time council member and ISU employee Dan Woodin, who died in 2013.
Nick Van Berkum, a communications specialist in sociology, received the Outstanding New P&S Council Member award, presented to individuals who make a difference, cooperate with fellow council members and show promise for future contributions to Iowa State.
Team awards went to the Cy-MOOC project team (Engineering-LAS Online learning), Early FAFSA promotional team (student financial aid), storm water managemen team (EHS, FPM, residence and EEOB) and WiSE 30th anniversary (Program for Women and Science in Engineering).
Lu receives NSF CAREER award
Meng Lu, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and of mechanical engineering, has received the National Science Foundation's CAREER award for a project that aims at developing the next generation diagnostic technology using an engineered paper strip. The technology has the potential to drive down the cost of the health care system. The five-year award will fund Lu's interdisciplinary research through 2022.
Main receives association service award
Rodger Main, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, is the 2017 recipient of the Howard Dunne Memorial Award from the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. The award is given annually to an association member who has made a significant contribution and rendered outstanding service to AASV and the swine industry.