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September 26, 2003


Student mentoring award
Janice Buss, associate professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, is the recipient of the 2003 Anna Pate Mentoring award, presented by the department of aerospace engineering and the Program for Women in Science and Engineering. The award recognizes her commitment to mentoring students.

Top young innovator
Balaji Narasimhan, associate professor of chemical engineering, was named one of the world's 100 Top Young Innovators for 2003 by Technology Review, a publication of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Narasimhan specializes in the design of biodegradable polymers for encapsulating vaccines and proteins. In addition to vaccine delivery systems, Narasimhan also is developing new biodegradable polymers to deliver fragile proteins used in diabetes therapies.

Star award
Rich Petersen, director of the North Iowa Area Small Business Development Center, Mason City, was named a "2003 Iowa State Star" by the national Association of Small Business Development Centers. The Iowa Small Business Development Center is an outreach unit of the College of Business.

Association fellow
GianCarlo Moschini, professor of economics, has been elected a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association, the highest professional recognition bestowed by the association. Moschini was recognized for outstanding research contributions and service to the profession as an editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

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