Honors and awards
Caldwell to receive distinguished fellows award
Barbara Caldwell, associate professor of art and visual culture, will receive the 2019 USSEA Kenneth Marantz Distinguished Fellows award in March from the United States Society for Education through Art. The award recognizes exceptional service, leadership and dedication to culturally inclusive art education and the USSEA organization.
Goggi receives Iowa Seed Association honor
Susana Goggi, professor of agronomy, received the 2019 Iowa Seed Association's Honorary Membership Award. Goggi has addressed major seed quality issues confronting the seed industry in Iowa and globally.
Munkvold chosen as Fulbright specialist
Gary Munkvold, professor of plant pathology and microbiology, is working on soybean disease research in Argentina for five weeks this semester as a Fulbright specialist, operated by the U.S. Department of State. He is serving at the National University of Northwest Buenos Aires, Pergamino. As a designated Fulbright specialist, Munkvold could be assigned to other projects in the future.
Ag engineering innovation award
Manjit Misra and Yuh-Yuan Shyy, Seed Science Center, were recognized for their innovation, the Real Time In-Line Inclined Flowmeter, by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. The proprietary technology, which measures the flow of bulk materials such as seeds, grains, fertilizers, food and pet food ingredients in real time as they move through an inclined pipeline, was among the society's "AE50" for 2019, the best innovations in engineering and technology for agricultural, food and biological systems. The duo markets the product through their company, FloMetrix.
Reiman Gardens included in national exhibit
Reiman Gardens is one of 21 public gardens in the country to be featured in an exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C., through Oct. 15. "Celebrating New American Gardens" showcases locations that have created new gardens or renovated a garden in the last five years. It includes Reiman Gardens' Hillside Water-wise Garden, which represents a relatively new style of sustainable gardening in an imposing setting on an acre of terraced hillside.