Oct. 7, 2010

ISU researcher returns to athletics spotlight

by Erin Rosacker

Doug Wood

Photo courtesy of ISU Atheltics Communications.

Doug Wood, an associate scientist in the civil, construction and environmental engineering department, is one of 10 former Cyclone student-athletes who will be honored during halftime of the Oct. 9 Iowa State-Utah football game. The group is the latest class to be inducted into the athletics hall of fame, an elite group of 129 honorees.

Wood, a two-time individual national champion on the rings, was a member of ISU's 1974 men's gymnastics national championship team. He earned All-America honors in 1976 and 1977, and a Big Eight Conference title in 1977.

Today, Wood manages ISU's structural engineering laboratories, running experiments to test the strength of beams and structures. He and his work were featured in a 2006 Inside Iowa State profile story.

Doug Wood

Photo by Bob Elbert.

2010 Hall of Fame inductees