Success Stories

Amber Baughman Won GPSS Competition


Amber Baughman, a recent Master’s degree graduate in Nutritional Sciences, won the Iowa State 8th annual Graduate and Professional Student Senate Research Conference (GPSS) competition. Amber, one of three winners, gave a 10-minute oral presentation titled “Comparing the Effectiveness of a SNAP Simulation Given to Dietetics Students in the Classroom versus on the Computer.” Her thesis was also quickly accepted to ProQuest, the university's thesis submission system. While working on the presentation and her thesis, Amber consulted with CCE Writing Consultants Kelsey Fisher and Kristin Terrill:

“Both Kelsey and Kristin have been phenomenal to work with! Kelsey helped me to make my thesis more concise and clearer. She also assisted me with four presentations, and her fantastic ideas took each presentation to the next level! Kristin also was very easy to work with and met with me not once, but twice, to help me perfect the formatting of my thesis. I am so grateful for Kelsey, Kristin, and everyone else at the CCE for going above and beyond in helping me in all of my endeavors at ISU!”  Read More

Emmanuel Nsamba Offered Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship

Emmanuel Nsamba, doctoral candidate in Genetics and Genomics, has become the first Standford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Science and Medicine (PRISM) award recipient from Iowa State University to be offered a Postdoctoral Fellowship position at Stanford University. PRISM aims at increasing the representation of scholars from minority backgrounds in the sciences and medical disciplines and targets students seeking careers in academia. Read More

Arpa Ghosh Won Postdoctoral Scholar Excellence Award 

Arpa Ghosh, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Bioeconomy Institute, won the Postdoctoral Scholar Excellence Award for Teaching and Mentoring Students at Iowa State University. This award honors postdocs who have made innovative and significant contributions to training future scientists and who exemplify excellence in the teaching and learning mission of Iowa State. Read More