Honors and awards

October 2017

White named International Carotenoid Society Fellow

Wendy White, associate professor in food science and human nutrition, has been named an inaugural fellow of the International Carotenoid Society. White studies the bioavailability, or absorption efficiency, of carotenoids – colored antioxidant pigments that are abundant in green, yellow-orange, and red fruits and vegetables.

Woteki inducted to NIFA Hall of Fame

Catherine Woteki, professor of food science and human nutrition, is a 2017 inductee to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Hall of Fame. Members are recognized for "exceptional contributions to NIFA's mission at the local, regional, national or international leve" and for making a positive impact on humans.

Rothschild given award of distinction

Max Rothschild, a Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences, was presented an Award of Distinction from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis. The award is presented annually to individuals whose contributions and achievements enhance the ability of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to provide cutting-edge research, top-notch education and innovative outreach. Rothschild’s work as an animal geneticist has significantly improved swine and other livestock species.

Shimkat elected to national board

Lisa Shimkat, director of America's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Iowa, was elected to serve on the national board of directors. America’s SBDC represents a nationwide network of SBDCs -- the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories -- with a mission to help new entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. America’s SBDC Iowa is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s College of Business and the Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations.