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IMSE’s Vardeman recognized for “above and beyond” mentoring efforts


Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering University Professor Steve Vardeman was recognized by the provost’s office earlier this month for his “above and beyond” efforts as a faculty mentor.

Vardeman, who also has an appointment in Iowa State’s Department of Statistics, is a 2019 recipient the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award. He was nominated for this honor by a “mentee” who cited the positive impact he has had on their life and career.

Iowa State’s formal mentoring program for new faculty began as a project of the Senior Vice President and Provost office in the late 1990’s; 2019 is the sixth year for the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Awards.

Of the nineteen 2019 award winners, Vardeman was lone recipient from Iowa State’s College of Engineering.