Success Stories

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 postdoctoral scholars who have made innovative and significant contributions to training future scientists and who exemplify excellence in the teaching and learning mission of Iowa State. Recipients of the award may reflect excellence in either classroom teaching or in supervision of undergraduate or graduate students in research. In addition, this award has helped Arpa secure four faculty job interviews, with two leading to final round interviews in the last year. Arpa consulted with CCE Postdoc Writing Consultant Kimberly while preparing her job application materials.

“Kim has been incredibly helpful in shaping my writing into high quality application materials in order to draw attention of the reviewers at ISU as well as faculty search committee at various U.S. and Indian institutes. She always had me read my own writing aloud with her listening on the side to let me 'hear it as they would'."  Read More

Ramya Srinivasan Won People's Choice Award in 3MT Competition 

Ramya Srinivasan, a master's student in Aerospace Engineering, recently won the People's Choice Award in Iowa State University’s annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Ramya's presentation “Cooling Football Helmets” addressed the problem of dangerous heat buildup in football players's heads and associated heat-related illness. Read More

Emmanuel Tetteh Received Principal Graduate Scholarship

Emmanuel Tetteh, a doctoral candidate in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, was recently awarded a Principal Graduate Scholarship. Emmanuel is currently developing predictive models that will be used to inform how exoskeleton interventions could be deployed in the operating room to reduce muscle fatigue and work-related musculoskeletal disorders in surgeons Read More