|ARS and MWA Awards|
2016 Area Award Recipients Receiving the Agency Award
Science Hall of Fame - Cletus Kurtzman, Peoria, IL
For groundbreaking research on the identification and utilization of microbes to advance agriculture, biotechnology, and medicine.
Distinguished Senior Research Scientist - Edward Sadler, Columbia, MO
For outstanding leadership and research accomplishments focused on conservation of soil and water resources and delivering ARS data to the U.S. public.
Research Leader and Center Directorship Award - Craig Abel, Ames, IA
For sustained creative leadership encouraging scientific excellence, agricultural impact, and human capital development.
Administrative and Program Management Award
Category 2: Customer Service & Technical Expertise - Carol Moran, Ames, IA
For outstanding customer service as an Administrative Officer for the Ames, IA location and service to ARS.
2016 Midwest Area Award Recipients
Early Career Research Scientist of the Year - Torey Looft, Ames, IA
For pioneering the field of metagenomics analysis of food-producing animals receiving in-feed antibiotics.
Scientific Support Award - Judith Stasko, Ames, IA
For exceptional scientific support and contributions to the NADC research programs.
Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity Award
Non-Supervisory Category - Gary Amundson, Morris, MN
For serving as role model to elementary students, by using visual aids and hands-on experiences demonstrating the value of soil.
Office Professional of the Year - Lori Burma, Ames, IA
For outstanding administrative support of the Agroecosystems Management Unit, and her leadership role with the Midwest Area Council for Office Professionals and the National Council for Office Professionals.
Location and Administrative Staff Award - Pamela Groth, St. Paul, MN
For excellence in administrative service, innovative approaches that positively impact multiple units and locations, and effective communication with scientists, partners, and union representatives.
Technology Transfer Award-GRIN - Global Development Team
Midwest Area Team Members: Ames, Iowa
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