Honors and awards

May 2013

Conference Planning and Management receives certification

Conference Planning and Management, a unit within Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, received One-Stop Shop Certification through the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International. The certification recognizes collegiate operations that deliver one contact, one contract and one bill to meeting planners.

Winter wins Cottrell Scholar Award

Arthur Winter, assistant professor of chemistry and affiliated with IPRT's Center for Catalysis recently recieved the Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement for his excellence in teaching and research.

Hayes named ASME Fellow

Caroline Hayes, chair of the mechanical engineering department and Lynn Gleason Professor of Interdisciplinary Engineering, recently became an ASME Fellow. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers recognizes members who have had 10 or more years of practice in the field and an active membership with ASME. ASME Fellows are nominated by their peers for outstanding achievements in engineering.

Brooks receives NAEP award

Nancy Brooks

Nancy Brooks, director of purchasing, has received the Bob Ashby Mentor of the Year Award from The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), the nationwide organization focused exclusively on procurement in higher education. The award recognizes an individual who has been a mentor to a member of NAEP, cares about the success of the member, their organization and ultimately the profession.

Bartholomay receives Bailey research award

Associate professor of entomology Lyric Bartholomay is the recipient of the 2013 Bailey Research Career Development Award. Her project seeks to fight diseases that cost the farmed shrimp industry more than $2 billion in losses each year. She will receive $50,000 each year for three years. The award focuses on research that is innovative, high-risk and high-impact with practical applications. It was established with an estate gift from Carl  and Grace Bailey. Carl Bailey was an Iowa State alum of the electrical engineering program and a long-time employee of General Electric.

EPA cites Iowa State's longterm wind energy plan

Iowa State recently earned a "Green Power Partners" designation from the Environmental Protection Agency for its 20-year wind-energy contract. The EPA placed Iowa State fourth on its list of organizations that have contracts to buy green power for five years or more. Iowa State's wind energy comes from a 100-turbine farm, constructed north of Zearing by NextEra Energy Resources.

Monroe awarded Howard Foundation Fellowship

John Warne Monroe, ISU history, has been awarded a George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship to continue work on his current research project – a history of the French response to African sculpture in the early 20th century. The project – which explores the role objects from French colonies in Africa played in establishing “primitive art” as a Western aesthetic category – is an interdisciplinary study based on extensive research in Paris, New York and Dakar.

Wang named American Concrete Institute Fellow

Kejin Wang, ISU engineering, was recently named to the 2013 class of American Concrete Institute (ACI) Fellows at the 2013 ACI Convention in Minneapolis, Minn.

An ACI Fellow is honored when he/she has served at least 10 years as an ACI member and has made outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction or management.

Leslie wins Rome Prize

Thomas Leslie, Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, has won a 2013 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Leslie joins a 120-year lineage of Rome Prize Fellows that represents America's nobility in the humanities and arts. Leslie won the prize for Booth Family Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation.

Hagedorn receives Career Achievement in Research Award

Linda Hagedorn, ISU Associate Dean, College of Human Sciences, received the Career Achievement in Research Award, which was established to commend outstanding national/interenational contributions in research, as well as research activity that has influenced undergraduate and/or graduate students.