Miriam Zach, Adjunct Assistant Professor, has been elected Dean of the Central Iowa American Guild of Organists (CIAAGO). Two of Zach’s organ students were also elected to the CIAAGO Executive Committee: Dr. Stephen Smith (Sub-Dean), and Zachariah Hastings (Webmaster).
Ames Laboratory was selected to lead one of 10 Energy Frontier Research Centers announced by U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette July 1. Brouillette announced $100 million in funding for 10 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a twenty-first-century energy economy and strengthen U.S. economic leadership and energy … Continue reading Aaron Sadow tapped to lead the Institute for Cooperative Upcycling of Plastics
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.
Hridesh Rajan, Kingland Professor and interim chair of the Department of Computer Science, was selected to receive a Facebook Probability and Programming Award for his project “Manas: Big Code Assisted Neural Architecture Search.”
Jacob Erickson, who earned a Ph.D. in sociology this spring, delves into the minds of criminals to understand what makes them tick. In honor of his exceptional research, Erickson received a spring 2020 Graduate College Research Excellence Award, which recognizes graduate students for their outstanding research accomplishments as documented in their theses and dissertations. “I … Continue reading Jacob Erickson receives spring 2020 research excellence award
Matthew DeLisi, Distinguished Professor and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor, and Andrew Hochstetler, professor of sociology, have been recognized by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost as faculty members who have demonstrated exemplary mentoring of junior faculty. The 2020 Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award recognizes faculty for outstanding work in … Continue reading DeLisi, Hochstetler receive exemplary mentor awards
Julia Domínguez, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, was named the college/university Outstanding Teacher of the Year by The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. She was recognized for her exemplary scholarly pursuits, commitment to student success and her extraordinary efforts outside of the classroom to advance … Continue reading Domínguez named Outstanding Teacher of the Year