Faculty Honors and Awards Hub

Our faculty members do incredible things and earn recognition on the National and World stage with regularity. The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost wants to encourage and support faculty in applying for external national and international awards to showcase their remarkable achievements. Towards that goal, we are working to compile tools and resources to help enhance our recognition efforts and ensure we are providing the best chance of success. 

Please contact the Faculty Awards Hub Coordinator, Kirsten Abel, at 515-294-1498 or kabel@iastate.edu for questions or assistance and notify us when a faculty member receives an award. 

Success Stories   

Charles Sukup Provides Inspiration as one of the Newest Members of the National Academy of Engineering   

Charles Sukup was elected into the National Academy of Engineering in February 2018. He provided the Faculty Honors and Awards Hub with some thoughts on the process:

“Being elected to the NAE is such a prestigious honor, what were your first thoughts when you found out?”
The phone call caught me totally by surprise.  I was very humbled but felt great joy.  In speaking with the long time NAE member who nominated me, Ron Leonard, he said his reaction was similar.

“You are the past President and Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers; how can membership in societies such as these be beneficial for our Faculty?”
Active membership in your professional community is a significant way to advance yourself and benefit others.  It provides a national and international environment for networking,  developing relationships with those having mutual interests,  broadening your perspectives, and opportunities for professional recognition. Unfortunately fewer faculty are making this commitment and don't convey the importance of this to students.

“Many of our Junior Faculty can become discouraged with unsuccessful nominations, do you have any advice for those starting out?”
Perseverance is essential for any success in life and generally we learn more from our failures and disappointments than we do from our successes.  Recognition typically isn't instantaneous, it's a series of building blocks. To be recognized, your peers need to know you and your work. Find a mentor who you admire and will support you and be one to others.  I was extremely blessed with a wonderful major professor ( Dr. Carl Bern) who was a great teacher and supported me throughout my career. 

Sukup was formally inducted on September 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C. at the NAE’s annual meeting. 


New American Society of Animal Science Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Stalder, Professor of Animal Science, for being awarded the high honor of becoming an American Society of Animal Science Fellow in the extension category.  Dr. Stalder has made pivotal contributions to the Extension mission through his applied research addressing production concerns with integrated pork operations.


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