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Fall 2013

Chemistry professor Aikens receives Outstanding Alumna Award

Christine Aikens, associate professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been recognized as an outstanding alumna by her alma mater, Iowa State University.

Heier Stamm receives best thesis award

Jessica Heier Stamm, assistant professor in industrial manufacturing and systems engineering, has been recognized by the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland, for having the best doctorate thesis in the last five years.

Professor elected regional president of Structural Engineering Association of Kansas and Missouri

Kimberly Kramer, associate professor of architectural engineering and construction science, has been elected regional president of the Structural Engineering Association of Kansas and Missouri, with her term beginning June 1.

Psychological sciences professor earns multiple honors

Mary Cain, associate professor of psychological sciences in the university's College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected for the American Psychological Association's Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology. The selection was made based on her career achievements and leadership potential.

K-State faculty member takes top prize at engineering education conference

Jessica Heier Stamm, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, received the New Industrial Engineering Educator Outstanding Paper Award at the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education conference. The purpose of the award is to recognize exceptional industrial engineering instruction among junior faculty members.

Lavis recognized for teaching excellence by the American Horticultural Society

Cathie Lavis, associate professor and extension specialist of landscape horticulture, is the recent recipient of the American Horticultural Society 2013 Teaching Award. This national award is given to an individual whose abilities to share horticultural knowledge with others has contributed to a better public understanding of the plant world and its importance on society.

Bormann receives outstanding young teacher award

Jennifer Minick Bormann received the 2013 American Dairy Science Association and American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Outstanding Young Teacher Award. She is an associate professor in the department of animal sciences and industry and received the recognition for her contributions to education.

Wilson accepted for the APLU National Food Systems Leadership Institute

Christine Wilson, assistant dean for academic programs in the College of Agriculture, was accepted for the 2012-2014 Food Systems Leadership Institute, an executive leadership development program for academia, industry and government.