Faculty and staff are invited to the College of Engineering Homecoming Breakfast on Friday, October 20, at 8:30 a.m. in the Howe Hall Atrium. Engineering alumni, who will receive awards at the 75th Iowa State University Alumni Association Honors and Awards Ceremony on Friday afternoon, will be honored.
The College of Engineering presents the Marston Medal and Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) awards.
Anson Marston Medal
Lanny A. Robbins, BS’61/MS’63/PhD’66 Chemical Engineering, is a consultant with Larco Technologies LLC and chief technology officer of GANTEC Inc., a natural products company producing biopesticides, fungicides, and other products. Robbins, who retired as a research fellow after 37 years with the Dow Chemical Company, holds 18 U.S. patents. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006.
W. Gary Gates, BS’72 Engineering Science, is president and CEO of the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD). Joining OPPD in 1972, Gates worked his way up holding such positions as reactor engineer, division manager for nuclear operations, and vice president with responsibility for OPPD’s nuclear organization.
Mary Jane Hagenson, BS’74 Physics and Math, MS’76/PhD’80 Biomedical Engineering, is vice president of research and technology for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. Hagenson, who holds seven U.S. patents, began her career with Phillips Petroleum Company in 1984 and served in such roles as vice president of specialty chemicals and plastics and general manager of the global specialty chemicals business unit.
Thomas M. Murray, BS’62 Civil Engineering, served on the University of Oklahoma faculty for 17 years before joining Virginia Tech in 1987 and was responsible for the construction of major structural engineering laboratories at both universities. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2002.