The Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences announced its faculty and staff award winners for 2015.
The Dean’s Citation for Extraordinary Contributions Award was awarded to the Egg Industry Center. Staff members include Hongwei Xin, director and C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in both the department of agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science; Maro Ibarburu, an associate scientist; and Lesa Vold, communications specialist. The center was established in 2008 to add value to the egg industry by facilitating research for producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration. The award recognizes the center’s response to the avian influenza outbreak in Iowa. The center published communications about the outbreak and helped researchers find additional funding to study the disease.
For the full list of award winners, click here.