Honors and awards

July 2020

Windus named American Chemical Society fellow

Theresa Windus, interim director of chemical and biological sciences at Ames Laboratory and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor, has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The ACS recognizes members as fellows for their outstanding achievements and contributions in the science of chemistry and for their service to ACS. 

Hillier, Fox elected fellows in American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Andrew Hillier, the Reginald R. Baxter Endowed Department Chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Rodney Fox, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Hershel B. Whitney Professor, Global Initiatives, have been elected as fellows in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The grade of fellow is awarded to members in recognition of significant professional accomplishments and contributions in engineering.

Zach elected dean of organist guild

Miriam Zach, adjunct assistant professor of music, was elected Dean of the Central Iowa American Guild of Organists (CIAAGO). 

Zaikina earns early career award from national association

Julia Zaikina, assistant professor of chemistry, has earned the 2021 Margaret C. Etter Early Career Award from the American Crystallographic Association. Zaikina received the honor in recognition of her work in synthetic solid-state chemistry and materials characterization. The award commemorates the memory of crystallographer Margaret Etter.

Transportation services is a top fleet

Iowa State's transportation services was selected to Government Fleets' "50 Leading Fleets" for 2020, which recognizes public sector fleet organizations for leadership, efficiency, vision for the future and ability to overcome challenges. Iowa State was recognized for installing and then enlarging its key kiosk space, allowing more customers to check out vehicles at times convenient to them. Government Fleets, an industry publication, and Ford Motor Co. sponsor the awards.

Petefish-Schrag earns community arts award

Amanda Petefish-Schrag, associate professor of theatre, received the the 2020 Art Educator Award (secondary education) from the Ames Community Arts Council. She was recognized for her teaching innovations that have become the soul of the educational philosophy of the ISU Theatre program and her commitment to empowering citizen artistry through the performing arts. 

Tan named American Ceramic Society fellow

Xiaoli Tan, professor of materials science and engineering, was one of 23 recpients names a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) this year. This ACerS Fellow honors members that differentiate themselves by their outstanding work in ceramic arts or sciences, broad and productive scholarship in ceramic science and technology, conspicuous achievement in ceramic industry, or by outstanding service to the society.