Midwest Area Senior Research Scientist of the Year, 2010
Roger P. Wise, Ames, IA
Research Geneticist, Corn Insets and Crop Genetics Research Unit, for distinguished research and leadership in genomics of disease interactions in cereal.
Midwest Area Early Career Research Scientist of the Year, 2010
Amy L. Vincent, Ames, IA
VETERINARY MEDICAL OFFICER, Virus and Prion Research Unit, for her contributions in understanding the impact of global change on crop physiology and production.
Midwest Area Senior Research Scientist of the Year, 2009
Dr. Randy C. Shoemaker, Ames, IA
Research Geneticist, Corn Insets and Crop Genetics Research Unit, for his outstanding career in research on soybean genetics and genomics.
Midwest Area Early Career Research Scientist of the Year, 2009
Dr. Elizabeth A. Ainsworth, Urbana, IL
Research Molecular Biologist, Photosynthesis Research Unit, for her contributions in understanding the impact of global change on crop physiology and production.
ARS Technology Transfer Award, 2009
Superior Efforts in Technology Transfer
George E. Inglett, Midwest Area, Peoria, IL
For outstanding accomplishments in the invention and technology transfer of the multi-functional food ingredient Z-Trim which contributes to healthier foods for people around the world.
AFM Support Awards for Excellence, 2009
Bronze Awards for Excellence
ARS IT Wiki Development Team
Paula A. Snell, Midwest Area Office, Peoria, IL
Daniel L. Stieneke, Pacific West Area
Joy A. McDaniel, Office of Chief Information Office
Scott A. Finke, Office of Chief Information Office
Andrea J. Miller, Midwest Area Office, Peoria, IL
Stephanie D. Jobes, Pacific West Area
C. Gwen Pentecost, Pacific West Area
For outstanding support to the Agricultural Research Service in the conception and development of a web-based information repository (Wiki) to be utilized by the ARS IT community.
Midwest Area Research Support Awards for Excellence, 2009
Equal Opportunity Award, 2009
For Plant Germplasm & Genomics Outreach to American Indian Group – for innovative and effective outreach to involve under-represented minorities (American Indians) in plant biology.
Direct Research Support Person of the Year Award, 2009
Darwin A. Campbell, Ames, IA
For his contribution to MaizeGDB, the Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit, and the maize geneticists on all aspects of what it takes to make these programs operate successfully.
Thomas Usgaard, Peoria, IL
For his exceptional contributions to food safety research in the Microbial Genomics and Bioprocessing Research Unit, DNA-based research at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, and to public health initiatives at other federal agencies.
Indirect Research Support Person of the Year Award, 2009
Karen Reddick, Columbia, MO
Randa Plotner, Urbana, IL
Sofia Basso, Peoria, IL
Danielle Cooley, West Lafayette, IN
LuAnn Therrian, East Lansing, MI
For their outstanding procurement assistance to the Ames, Iowa location during critical staffing vacancies.
Office Professional of the Year Award, 2009
Kim M. Meyers, Madison, WI
For her exemplary leadership at the Madison Location and her contributions to the activities of the Program Administrative Support Task Group in the Midwest Area
Safety, Health and Environmental Award, 2009
Gwen Nordholm, Ames, IA
For identifying and facilitating widespread laboratory use of a nontoxic alternative to mutagenic ethidium bromide, creating a safer workplace and a reduction in toxic waste.