The Team Award went to the Bioplastics for the Green Industry Team, which includes Darren Jarboe, program manager with the Center for Crops Utilization Research.
The Team Award went to the Bioplastics for the Green Industry Team, which includes Darren Jarboe, program manager with the Center for Crops Utilization Research.

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presents faculty and staff awards 

AMES, Iowa ­– Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards to faculty and staff March 9. The award winners included several Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition faculty and staff:cals-award-ford_clark_wintersteen_web

Clark Ford received the Distance Education Teaching Award. Ford, an associate professor in food science and human nutrition, has taught a world food issues class since 1997. The class requires students to critically examine problems surrounding food issues throughout the world.

The Team Award went to the Bioplastics for the Green Industry Team. This interdisciplinary team has made significant contributions through research, extension and graduate education to improve the sustainability of specialty crop production. Producers in the United States use more than 4 billion single-use petroleum-based horticultural plant containers each year. The team developed a sustainable technology that replaces petroleum-based plastics with ones made from biorenewable materials. Their work will help sustain high-value specialty crop producers, reduce environmental impacts and create entrepreneurial opportunities. The team members include: William Graves, associate dean of the graduate college; Chris Currey, an assistant professor of horticulture; David Grewell, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering; Darren Jarboe, program manager with the Center for Crops Utilization Research; Kurt Rosentrater, associate professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering; and James Schrader, associate scientist in horticulture.cals-award-schalinske_wintersteen_web

The 2017 Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award went to Kevin Schalinske, a professor in food science and human nutrition. Since 1999, Schalinske has mentored undergraduate and graduate students by providing research experiences. Students exposed to these opportunities often pursue graduate school. Schalinske plans to use the award funding to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct an independent project focused on the health benefits of egg consumption.

CONTACTS:

Barb McBreen, Agriculture and Life Sciences Communications Service, 515-294-0707, barbmc@iastate.edu

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