One of the most rewarding parts of my job as Dean is teaching the Dean’s Leadership Seminar each semester. This class provides first-year students in the College with the opportunity to study leadership theories and concepts and to develop their leadership skills. During the class students engage with a variety of guest speakers who have excelled in life and leadership. The goal of the class is to inspire students to become leaders and to encourage them to pursue leadership opportunities at Iowa State and beyond.
While double-majoring in journalism and mass communications and hotel, restaurant and institution management, Boyd was Ethos magazine’s editor in chief, a reporter for the Iowa State Daily, and an integral part of the annual Veishea Cherry Pies fundraiser. Today, she is an associate food editor for Meredith Corporation.
In addition to their preeminent professional contributions, the Smiths have also been loyal friends to Iowa State University. Their gifts have made a remarkable impact on faculty hiring, equipment upgrades, and enhancements to the geology field camp experience for Iowa State students. This spring, they will receive ISU's Distinguished Alumni Award.
We’ve come to expect every generation of iPhone to be smaller, lighter, faster. What we’ve perceived as a natural progression actually required a huge leap in fundamental science over the past 15 years. In the College of LAS, we call this complex materials research, and when the goal is smaller, lighter, faster, materials set the speed limit.