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
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.
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.
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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