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Previous Award Winners   

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*Call for Nominations*

The AAIC calls on its members to submit nominations each year for any or all of the five different awards to be presented at the Annual Meeting. A list of previous winners can be found below. Awards are not necessarily given each year. Remember, awards can only be given if the Awards Committee receives nominations. Please take time to nominate those you feel are deserving of special recognition of their work.

The awards are as follows:

A.E. Thompson Career Achievement Award

This award was established to honor Dr. A.E. (Tommy) Thompson for his many achievements and lasting contributions to the AAIC and the development of industrial crops and products. This award is given to a person who throughout his or her career has made significant contributions to the development and/or utilization of industrial crops and/or products.

Outstanding Researcher Award

This award is given to a person who has conducted significant research in the field of industrial crops and/or products.

 Gail H. Dahlquist Special Recognition Award

This award is given to a person who has effectively promoted the study and/or development of industrial crops and/or products.

AAIC Student of the Year Award
This award is given to an undergraduate or graduate student who has performed outstanding research in the field of industrial crops and/or products. The recipient will be presented with a special plaque and $100.

AAIC-International Flora Technology Student Award for Outstanding Contributions to Jojoba Research
This award was instituted to stimulate early personal involvement of graduate and undergraduate students in jojoba research and development. Nominees must be full time students of accredited colleges or universities studying agronomy, horticulture, plant sciences, biology, plant breeding, genetics, soils, irrigation, engineering, plant protection, chemistry, economics, marketing, etc. The recipient will be presented with a special plaque and $500.

AAIC Best Paper/Poster Presentation Awards 

Each division will have the option of presenting a “Best Annual Meeting Paper Award” (certificate) for oral and poster presentations.  The awards chairs and committee will determine the winners.  There must be a minimum of three oral papers or posters presented in the division session for an award to be made.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL AWARDS

  • Nominees need not be AAIC members.
  • The AAIC is an international association. Individuals from any country may be nominated.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE

The following must be included in the nomination package:

  1. A statement(s) describing the award for which the individual is being nominated and his or her contributions to the field of industrial crops and/or products.
  2. Substantiating evidence of the individual's contributions and qualifications for the award.
  3. A cover letter from the nominator and two additional letters of support from individuals familiar with the nominee's achievements.

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE & INSTRUCTIONS

 

The completed nomination packet must be received by August 1, 2014.  Packets should be sent to the Past-President:

 

Dr. David Dierig
Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

4140 West Harmon Rd.

Eloy, Arizona 85131

Phone: (520) 494-3682
DierigDavid@bfusa.com

 

AAIC Student Travel Grants

AAIC will award (5) $1,000 travel grants to students conducting research with industrial crops.  One travel award ($1,000) will be given to each of the standing divisions in AAIC.  Applications should include; a brief application letter stating the student's current research and career goals, an abstract of the research being presented, and a letter of support from their major professor. The selected students will be required to give a 20 minute oral presentation during a division technical session at the annual conference. The student will be reimbursed for lodging and travel expenses up to $1,000 to attend the current annual AAIC meeting.   Interested students should submit an application to the Past-President, David Dierig by August 1, 2014.

Mail applications for the student travel grant to:

Dr. David Dierig
Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

4140 West Harmon Rd.

Eloy, Arizona 85131

Phone: (520) 494-3682
DierigDavid@bfusa.com

 

 

Past AAIC Award Winners

   

 

Anson Ellis Thompson Career Achievement Award

Dennis T. Ray

2013

U of Arizona

Terry A. Coffelt

2012

USDA-ARS-ALARC

Mike Foster

2011

Texas A&M University

Chan R. Benedict

2008

Texas A&M University

Carmela A. Bailey

2007

USDA-CREES

Jules Janick

2006

Purdue U

Steven P. McLaughlin

2004

U of Arizona

Robert Kleiman

2002

International Flora Technologies

Shelby F. Thames

1999

U of Southern Mississippi

Francis S. Nakayama

1997

USDA-ARS-USWCL

George White

1996

USDA-ARS

Anson E. Thompson

1993

USDA-ARS-USWCL

 

 

 

Outstanding Researcher Award

Guangyao (Sam) Wang

2013

Desert Research & Extension Center, CA

Winthrop B. Phippen

2012

Western IL University

Terry A. Coffelt

2010

USDA-ARS-ALARC

Katrina Cornish

2008

Yulex Corp.

Steven Cermak

2006

USDA-ARS-NCAUR

Damian Ravetta

2003

U de Buenos Aires

Michael A. Foster

2002

Texas A&M U

David A. Dierig

2001

USDA-ARS-USWCL

Jimmie M. Crane

1999

Oregon State U

Terry A. Isbell

1998

USDA-ARS-NCAUR

Wayne Coates

1997

U of Arizona

Ken Carlson

1996

USDA-ARS-NCAUR

Dennis T. Ray

1995

U of Arizona

Robert Kleiman

1993

USDA-ARS-NCAUR

Ralph A. Backhaus

1991

Arizona State U

 

 

 

Student of the Year Award

Liv Severino

2012

EMBRAPA

Marisol T. Berti

2007

North Dakota State U

Bernardo M. T. da Costa

2005

U of California, Berkeley

Maren E. Veatch

2004

U of Arizona

Andrew Salywon

2003

Arizona State U

Venkata K. Kishore
Sonali Gandhi

2001

Oregon State U

Diego Wassner

2000

U de Buenos Aires

Richard Cook

1999

U of Southern Mississippi

Pernell Tomasi

1998

USDA-ARS-NCAUR

Melissa Mund

1997

USDA-ARS-NCAUR

Naveen Puppala

1997

New Mexico State U

Jon Rebman

1995

USDA-ARS-USWCL

Payton Poole

1993

U of Southern Mississippi

Marisol Berti

1992

North Dakota State U

Sarah Ward

1991

Colorado State U

 

 

 

Gail H. Dahlquist Special Recognition Award

Maria Jenderek

2012

USDA-ARS-NCGRP

Mark P. Widrlechner

2011

USDA-ARS-NCRPIS

Valerie H. Teetor

2010

U of Arizona

Bliss Phillips

2003

USDA-ARS-NCAUR

Gail Dahlquist

2000

USDA-ARS-USWCL

Joseph Roetheli

1993

USDA-CSREES/AARC

Ricardo Ayerza

1992

Agropecuaria el Valle

Jimmie D. Dodd

1991

Texas A&M U

 

 

 

AAIC Student Travel Grant Award

Cindy Barrera

2013 The Ohio State University
Loren Davis 2013 Texas Tech University
Bralie Hendon 2013 Texas Tech University
Brian Iaffaldano 2013 The Ohio State University
Robert Kelby Imel 2013 Texas Tech University
Ulysius S. McGhee 2013 Fort Valley State University
Phoenix Mourning-Star 2013 Colorado State University

Lauren Slutsky - Natural Rubber and Resins

2012

The Ohio State U

Ivan Ayala-Diaz - Oilseeds

2012

Iowa State U

Alejandro Solis

2011

Universidad de Concepción

Kimberly C. Vining

2010

Texas Tech University

Tyler Sandlin

2009

Mississippi State University

 

 

 

AAIC Fibers and Cellulosics Division Student Travel Grant Award

Dolan Samarappuli

2012

North Dakota State U

Srinivas Reddy

2011

U of North Dakota

 

 

 

Student Presentation Competition

Carolina Quintero

2004

U of Southern Mississippi

Maren E. Veatch

2004

U of Arizona

 

 

 

Jojoba Growers and Processors Student Award

Anne-Catherine Cavine

1992

Grad School of Technol & Engr for Agriculture (ESITPA)

Damian Ravetta

1991

U of Arizona

 

 

 

International Flora Technologies Student Award

Diego Muñoz

1995

U de Chile