RECENT HDE HEADLINERS
Elizabeth Roumell Erichsen, Assistant Professor in Education, has been selected as the recipient of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) 2013 Early Career Award. This award honors individuals who are in the early stages of their academic career, and who have made significant contributions in scholarship and service to the field. Each year, beginning in 2000 CPAE honors one individual at the assistant professor level or equivalent who demonstrates excellence in research and publication and potential capacity for leadership in the field. This award will be presented at the November national meeting.
At the recent NDSU Extension Service/Research Extension Center Fall conference several HDE Extension faculty were recognized for their work: Abby Gold, Assistant Professor in Health Nutrition and Exercise Sciences for her 5 Years of Service: Sean Brotherson, Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Science for his 15 years of Service; Dean Aakre, Specialist, Center for 4-H Youth Development for his 30 years of service; Julie Garden-Robinson, Professor in Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, and partners, for the Distinguished Team Award for the “Be Sun Savvy: Reduce your Risk for Skin Cancer” program, and to Julie Garden-Robinson, Stacy Wang, Extension Associate in Health Nutrition and Exercise Sciences and colleagues, for their Program Excellence Award for “Teens Serving Food Safely.”
Kyle Hackney, Assistant Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science, in collaborative with Dan Ewert and Ben Braaten from Electrical Engineering, has been awarded funding by the ND NASA EPSCoR for his proposal titled, “Collaborative Research between UND and NDSU: A Mobile Health System (mHealth) for Monitoring the Physiological Response of an Astronaut Performing Tasks in the NDX-2 Planetary Space Suit”. The overall goal is to use the wireless mHealth system to monitor physiological performance metrics during Astronaut extravehicular activity. One of the major goals of the ND NASA EPSCoR seed grant funding is to establish and nurture NASA related research in North Dakota that will enhance our competitiveness for external grants.
Anita Welch, Assistant Professor, School of Education, recently received word that she is the recipient of the Council of State Employees (COSE) STAR Award for this quarter. The STAR Award is given to those who stand out among their peers and exhibit exceptional service to state government. The recipient is chosen from all of the nominees submitted by their fellow state employees for that quarter and is presented with a certificate and gift from COSE.
Several of the HDE Extension specialists received awards at the recent Galaxy Conference in Pittsburgh, PA: Lori Scharmer, interim family economics specialist and University of Minnesota faculty/staff, received the Epsilon Sigma Phi Distinguished Team Award for “Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit”. Julie Garden-Robinson, Professor in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences and food and nutrition specialist, received the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Food Safety Award; Sharon Query, Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Science and 4-H Youth Development Specialist; Dena Kemmet, Extension Agent/Mercer County; Sara Carlson, 4-H Graduate Assistant, Ellen Crawford, Information Specialist; and Deb Tanner, Graphic designer, received the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Communicator Award for Educational Package and Regional Educational Piece (Boundaries program).