Student Achievement—Fall 2011

Soy You Think You Can Cook

The Soyfoods Council, in cooperation with ISU Dining and the food science and human nutrition department, created a challenge for students to creatively cook with soy. In the “Soy You Think You Can Cook” competition, the judges were looking for unique applications of soy products within the dishes prepared. First place went to the Soy Sistas team, consisting of Amanda Pudlik, Elise Fiscus and Cassie Miller, all seniors in culinary science. Their recipes were a sweet and savory Monte Cristo sandwich that included soy cheese, soy cream cheese and vanilla soy milk, and a creamy winter squash and apple soup that included soy milk and soft tofu. Click here for recipes.

Ag Business Club Named Outstanding National Chapter Six Years Running

The Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club has been named the National Outstanding Chapter by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) for the sixth consecutive year. The Agricultural Business Club is an undergraduate student organization advised by economics professors Ronald Deiter and William Edwards. Since 1992, the club has received the National Outstanding Chapter Award 10 times and has been awarded the National Creative Club Award six times since the award was created in 2000.

Agronomy Student Chosen as National FFA Star Finalist

The National FFA Organization has selected Vivian Bernau, a senior in agronomy, as a finalist for the American Star in Agriscience award. These awards recognize students who have developed outstanding agricultural skill and competency through their career development programs, demonstrated outstanding management skills, earned the American FFA Degree and met other agricultural education, scholarship and leadership requirements.

Student Selected for National Collegiate Ag Ambassador Team

Brittany Jurgemeyer, a junior in public service and administration in agriculture, was selected as a member of the National Collegiate Ag Ambassador team that is comprised of 20 college students from across the United States. The ambassadors will work to help their communities better understand the value and importance of agriculture and how it is a part of their daily lives. Audiences will range from elementary students to adult community and civic groups. Topics include food safety, biotechnology, sustainability, advocacy and pollination.