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October 24, 2003


Research recognition
Gustavo Gonzales, Extension program specialist in meat science, received the 2003 Graduate Research Award from the Ultrasonic Industry Association for the research in his Ph.D. dissertation, Effects of Power Ultrasound Treatments on Properties of Longissimus Beef Tissue.

International advisory panel
Forrest Nutter Jr., professor of plant pathology, was invited to serve on an international advisory panel by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center. The advisory panel examined "Technical Issues Related to Sampling and Detection of Adventitious Transgenic DNA Sequences" during a two-day workshop.

NSF career award
Lu Ruan, assistant professor of computer science, has received a National Science Foundation Career Award. The award is nearly $450,000 over five years.

NSF career award
Domenico D'Alessandro, assistant professor of mathematics, has received a National Science Foundation Career Award. The award is $400,000 over five years.

Second award for device
Jacob Petrich, professor of chemistry, and two colleagues from the National Animal Disease Center, will receive the 2003 Agricultural Research Services Technology Transfer Award for a device they developed and patented that detects feces on fresh meat. The device received an R&D 100 Award in 2000.

Regional champ
Karla Boetel, executive chef for ISU Dining, took first place in the Region VI "Culinary Challenge" in St. Louis sponsored by the National Association of College and University Food Services. Boetel will represent Iowa State and Region VI in the national competition in Las Vegas in July 2004. Contestants prepare a hot salmon entree with up to two side dishes, in 75 minutes.

Contributor to award-winning book
Carol Fuhler, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, is a chapter author in a book that received the Association of Educational Publishers' Golden Lamp Award for Books, the highest honor for educational books. The book is Young Adult Literature in the Classroom: Reading It, Teaching It, Loving It. Fuhler's chapter is about the relevancy and freshness of picture books for middle school students.

Research forum planner
Howard Van Auken, professor of finance, has been appointed to the steering and paper review committee for an annual research forum sponsored by the Journal of Small Business Management. The forum will be a one- to two-day conference at which 10 to 12 research papers will be presented. The papers also will be published in a special issue of the journal.

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