Honors and Awards News

The Fashion Show receives its largest endowment

Iowa State alumna Ana Hays McCracken (center) meets with Fashion Show producers (left to right) Emilee Meyer, Hannah Nation, Alex Johnson, and Maggie Anderson, who will be the first recipients of the Ana Hays McCracken Fashion Show Producers Scholarship. Photos by Ryan Riley.

A $100,000 gift from Ana Hays McCracken, a 1984 Iowa State University graduate in fashion merchandising, is the largest endowment received to date by The Fashion Show at Iowa State University.

The Ana Hays McCracken Fashion Show Producers Scholarship will provide monetary awards to each of The Fashion Show producers who lead one of the largest student-run fashion shows in the nation.

Peterson named to new professorship in early childhood development and education

Carla Peterson (third from left) joined Dean Laura Jolly, President Steven Leath, and Scott Armbrust during her Nancy Rygg Armbrust Professorship ceremony. Contributed Photo.

Carla Peterson, an associate dean of the College of Human Sciences and a professor in human development and family studies, will improve services to families across Iowa with the assistance provided through a new endowed professorship to her research.

The Nancy Rygg Armbrust Professorship in Early Childhood Development and Education is funded by a private gift from Nancy (’73 B.S., food science and human nutrition) and Scott (’75  D.V.M., veterinary medicine) Armbrust.

Iowa State well-represented at Omaha Fashion Week

Iowa State senior Sarah Mader will join alumnae Elizabeth “Liz” Scarpino and Hannah Swanson in showing their collections at Omaha Fashion Week. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Three Iowa State University fashion designers are among 17 who will show their collections next week at the Midwest’s premier fashion event that is also the nation’s fifth-largest.

Senior Sarah Mader and alumnae Elizabeth “Liz” Scarpino and Hannah Swanson will show their collections at Omaha Fashion Week, Feb. 21 to 26 at the Omaha Design Center.

Iowa State professor to lead ‘transformative’ NSF project

Brian Burt, an assistant professor in the School of Education, will receive the NSF CAREER award, the National Science Foundation’s most esteemed recognition for junior faculty members conducting scientific research. Photos by Ryan Riley.

An Iowa State University faculty member will receive the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s most esteemed recognition for junior faculty members conducting scientific research.

Brian Burt, an assistant professor in the School of Education, is the recipient of a five-year, $569,702 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award, which supports early career development activities of teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.

The grant will support Burt’s research on leveraging learning and engineering identity to broaden participation of black males in colleges of engineering.

Iowa State shines at international gathering of science teacher educators

School of Education professors Michael Clough and Joanne Olson will receive the national Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers award at the Association for Science Teacher Education international conference in Des Moines. The conference is co-chaired by Olson. File photo by Wyeth Lynch.

Iowa State University will showcase its expertise and leadership in science teacher education at a gathering this week of 500 science teacher educators from across the nation and world.

The Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) will hold its 2017 international conference, Jan. 12 to 14 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. It’s a chance for those who prepare science teachers — from colleges both big and small — to network, present scholarly papers and posters, and attend professional development workshops aimed at informing their work and improving the preparation of science teachers.

Three human sciences women featured in 2017 calendar

Ann Gansemer-Topf in the School of Education (left), Margaret Van Ginkel in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach (center), and Britney Williams in kinesiology and health (right) are among 12 women featured in this year’s Women Impacting ISU calendar. Photos by Catt Center.

Three women in human sciences are being recognized for making a difference at Iowa State University.

Ann Gansemer-Topf, an assistant professor in the School of Education; Margaret Van Ginkel, a hotlines coordinator and human sciences specialist in family finance; and Britney Williams, a senior in kinesiology and health; are among 12 women featured in the 2017 Women Impacting ISU calendar.

ISU students selected as finalists in major baking competition

From left, Monica Primacella, Joshua Nazareth and Kangzi Ren, all graduate students in food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University (ISU), were named finalists in the American Society of Baking (ASB) Product Development Competition. They will travel to Chicago at the end of February to take part in the competition. Photo by Whitney Sager.

A team of three graduate students will be heading to Chicago in February to showcase their proposal for a new bakery food product.

Iowa State alumnus opens flagship store in New York City

Iowa State alumnus Todd Snyder this week opened his flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City. Contributed photo.

Huxley native Todd Snyder, one of Iowa State University’s most celebrated and well-known menswear fashion designers, is inspiring students with the opening of his flagship store in New York City.

Students to receive special honors at fall College of Human Sciences convocation

College of Human Sciences student marshals and dean’s recognition award recipients are among those who will be recognized at this year’s convocation. Photo by Ryan Riley.

The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of approximately 110 graduating students in a series of events on Dec. 16 and 17.

Margrett named American Psychological Association fellow

Jennifer Margrett, an associate professor in human development and family studies, has been named an American Psychological Association fellow. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Jennifer Margrett’s outstanding contributions to the field of psychology have earned her fellow status in the American Psychological Association.