Two CARD staff members, Amani Elobeid and Phillip Gassman, received awards from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the spring semester convocation on Jan. 17, 2013.
Elobeid is a scientist with CARD who researches and analyzes international sugar and biofuels markets and is recognized as a leading authority in her field. Elobeid received her PhD in economics from ISU in 2001, and worked as an instructor in the Department of Economics and the Department of Community and Regional Planning before joining CARD as a scientist. The college gave Elobeid the Professional and Scientific Research award to recognize the impact of her contribution to her field of study, both inside and outside the university.
Gassman, along with eight others from across the university, received the Dean’s Citation for Extraordinary Contributions as part of the Science Assessment Team for the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. The Science Assessment Team has been studying and assessing nutrient runoff from Iowa fields into the Gulf of Mexico. Gassman joined CARD in 1987 and works in the Resource and Environmental Policy division.