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February 4, 2016

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Faculty and Staff Awards

Four members in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology were recently recognized by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences here at Iowa state University. These awards are given annually for outstanding faculty and staff.

2016 Professional and Scientific Award:
Tom Maier

The Professional and Scientific Research Award went to Tom Maier, assistant scientist in the plant pathology and microbiology department. Maier has been the manager of the molecular plant nematology laboratory for 20 years. In addition to his lab support, Maier is a successful researcher. His research findings relating to plant-parasitic nematodes has been published in nationally recognized journals.

Source: College of Agriculture and Life Science News Release



2016 Team Award: 
Iowa Master Gardener Team
Mark Gleason, Laura Jesse, and Lina Rodriguez Salamanca

The Team Award was awarded to the Iowa Master Gardener Team, which has been influential in enhancing and expanding Extension and Outreach activities in county offices around the state. The Master Gardener Team and county coordinators manage 2,400 active Master Gardeners in Iowa. Each year they provide more than 100,000 hours of volunteer service to communities valued at more than $2 million to the state of Iowa. During the past three years, Iowa Master Gardeners have had more than two million client contacts.

Source: College of Agriculture and Life Science News Release


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