Awards and Recognitions

  • June 24, 2020

    Katrina Cornish, food, agricultural and biological engineering

    SI faculty advisory board


    Katrina Cornish was elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers for high-performance, natural allergy-safe latex for medical and consumer products, supporting developing countries. 


  • June 23, 2020

    Mary Rodriguez, agricultural communication, education and leadership

    SI affiliated faculty


    The North American Colleges of Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Educator Award recognizes educators who excel as teachers in the agricultural disciplines. Rodriguez was recognized as a recipient during the organizations virtual conference in June. Rodriguez currently instructs a variety of courses, including the Teaching Methods in Non-Formal Learning Environments, Community Leadership and Foundations of International Development. Throughout her time with Ohio State she has also taught Foundations of Personal and Professional Leadership, Research Methods, Teaching Methods in Non-Formal Learning Environments and Extension Education in Developing Countries to both undergraduate and graduate students. 


  • June 12, 2020

    Ramteen Sioshansi, integrated systems engineering

    SI affiliated faculty


    Department of Integrated Systems Engineering (ISE) Professor and Associate Chair Ramteen Sioshansi will receive a national award that recognizes excellence in teaching operations research. Sioshansi will be formally presented with the award at the 2020 IISE Annual Conference & Expo which has been postponed to October 31 – November 3 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Candidates for the award are nominated for the instruction of an undergraduate course in operations research methods or applications. Sioshansi is being honored for the course ISE 3210 Nonlinear and Dynamic Optimization. The rigorous course was developed to meet the needs of students facing complex optimization challenges in their capstone course projects.

    You can read the full award announcement in the IISE OR Division Sping Newsletter.


  • June 11, 2020

    Eden Lin, philosophy

    SI core faculty


    The Early-Career Faculty Excellence Award recognizes outstanding performance in all three areas of research, teaching, and service of early-career faculty at the time of promotion and tenure and is selected by the college promotion and tenure faculty review committee. Lin was recently promoted to associate professor with tenure approved by the Board of Trustees. 


  • May 28, 2020

    Kip Curtis, environmental history

    SI affiliated faculty


    Kip Curtis has joined the Office of Outreach and Engagement as a faculty fellow. In this role, he will continue his focus on the development and implementation of a replicable model of community engagement that results in expansion of the Mansfield Microfarm to other Ohio communities.


  • May 18, 2020

    Susan Olesik, chemistry and biochemistry

    SI affiliated faculty


    Susan Olesik, who was recently appointed dean for natural and mathematical sciences effective July 1, is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of analytical chemistry. She sits on the Academic Affairs, Student Life and Research Committee of the Board of Trustees and co-chairs the University Advisory Subcommittee of the Presidential Search Committee.

    Olesik is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Chemical Society. She served as chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry from 2011-2019, during which she helped launch the interdisciplinary Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building. Committed to inclusion and access, Olesik has overseen scholarship programs that support first-generation and underrepresented undergraduate students, and she directs the Ohio House of Science and Engineering and Wonders of Our World science outreach programs.

    Olesik earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been a faculty member at Ohio State since 1986.


  • May 17, 2020

    Peter Craigmile, statistics

    SI affiliated faculty


    Peter Craigmile has been elected as a 2020 Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Fellow. Craigmile was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the study of time series models, long memory processes and spatio-temporal processes; influential cross-disciplinary contributions; and dedicated services to the IMS and the profession.


  • May 14, 2020

    Jill Clark, John Glenn College of Public Affairs

    SI affiliated faculty


    Jill Clark, associate professor in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and Sustainability Institute affilated faculty, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Canada for “Scaling-up food democracy: An analysis of Canadian and U.S. food policy councils.” During her time in Canada, Clark will do research at Carleton University to study the role of local, state and provincial food policy councils in a national food policy.



  • May 12, 2020

    Elena Irwin, agricultural, environmental and development economics

    faculty director


    Elena Irwin, agricultural, environmental and development economics professor and Sustainability Institute faculty director, presented during the Sustainability and Ohio Lands: Creating Value for People and the Environment event. Irwin presented on the topic of Ohio's sustainability, challenging viewers to think about why and how Ohio is sustainable. View the presentation.


  • May 11, 2020

    David Nagib, chemistry and biochemistry

    SI affiliated faculty


    Nagib received the award in support of his research and outstanding scholarship. The award includes support for our ongoing research on developing synthetic methods to construct new medicines, including radical-mediated C-H and C-O functionalization.


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