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Success Stories

Angelos Lagoudakis Wins Science Communication Scholarship

Angelos Lagoudakis, a Ph.D. student in Economics, was recently awarded the 2022 Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Science Communication Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to graduate students focusing on careers in agriculture or food sciences who are interested in communicating science with nonscientific audiences. Angelos conducts research focusing on food and health economics and consumer and producer behavior. Angelos was enrolled in the course Communications in Science (GR ST 566), taught by Dr. Sarah Huffman of the CCE, at the time he received the scholarship:

“The Communications in Science class has been key to improving my science communication skills in multiple genres. With Dr. Huffman’s feedback and support, I am now able to express myself better when presenting to non-academic audiences. I also improved my writing and public speaking and learned a lot about the importance of dialogue and democratic engagement in science communication.” Read More

Sungmoon Choi Selected for NASA Educational Program

Sungmoon Choi, Ph.D. student in Aerospace Engineering minoring in Computer Science, was selected to participate in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Proposal Writing Evaluation and Experience Educational Program, which involved writing a technical proposal to solve NASA’s current technical issues.Sungmoon worked closely with Tom and Agata, CCE Communication Consultants, in preparing materials for the program applications Read More

Sebnem Kurt Awarded Two Prominent Scholarships  

Sebnem Kurt, a Ph.D. student in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program, received an ISU Women’s Club award, recognizing the accomplishments of an ISU female student who demonstrates qualities of leadership and character, and a Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Student Grant, an award aiding outstanding international women conducting stellar scholarship. Sebnem worked closely with Agata, the Nationally Competitive Awards Writing Consultant, in preparing materials for her scholarship applications. Read More