2023 Excellence in Multistate Research
W 4045-Agrochemical Impacts on Human and Environmental Health: Mechanisms and Mitigation
2023 New Teacher Award of Excellence
Dr. Jennifer Lachowiec
Montana State University
Department of Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology
2023 Teaching and Student Engagement Award
Wanda Crannell
M.Sci.Advisor, Instructor and Program Coordinator
2023 Regional Teaching Award of Excellence
Dr. Kathleen Boyce Rodgers
Washington State University
Department of Human Development
2022 Excellence in Multistate Research
Multi-state W-4003 Parental Practices supporting positive eating behaviors during independent eating occasions among early adolescent children. Research team member, Siew Sun Wong, Oregon state with Chris Davies.
2022 Teaching and Student Engagement Award
Dr. Heloisa Moreno Rutigliano
The Western Academic Program Section presented the Teaching and Student Engagement Award to Dr. Heloisa Moreno Rutigliano, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal, Diary and Veterinary Sciences, Utah State University. Claus Tittiger, Associate Director of Academic Affairs, University of Nevada with Chris Davies.
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Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors


ESS Awards

The Experiment Station Section presents two awards annually:

ESS Awards for Excellence in Leadership

Up to five awards, one from each ESS region, will be presented each year at the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) Annual Meeting to recognize those who have served the Regional Associations, the Experiment Station Section (ESS) and/or the national Land-Grant System with exemplary distinction.  Through this person’s leadership, he/she shall have personified the highest level of excellence by enhancing the cause and performance of the Regional Associations and ESS in achieving their missions and the Land-Grant ideal.

Eligible for this award are former or current Directors or Associate Directors, who have provided service in a State Agricultural Experiment Station (SAES) as assistant director, associate director, director, or as chief operating officers with equivalent but variant titles (e.g. vice chancellor, associate vice chancellor, associate vice president, dean for research) and/or as a regional executive director.  This award is distinctive in its expectations and not necessarily coincident with retirement, election to specific office or any other specific professional benchmark.

Nominations for the recognition should be submitted to the Regional Associations by February 1 of each year. In the Western Region, awardees will be selected by a committee made up of the two At-Large members of the WAAESD Executive Committee, the incoming Chair, and either the ED or the AD. Discussion and selection will take place immediately following the Executive Committee meeting during the annual Spring Meeting.  Click here for award details and complete nomination information.

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Multistate Research Award

The Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multistate Research Award program is give annually recognize those scientists who are conducting exemplary multistate activities and in doing so enhance the visibility of the multistate program. A recipient Multistate Project will be selected from the pool of nominees submitted by the five regional research associations (NCRA, NERA, SAAESD, WAAESD, and ARD), and deemed by the review panel to exhibit sustained, meritorious and exceptional multistate activities.

Any currently active  Multistate Project listed in the NIMSS (http://nimss.umd.edu/) is eligible for consideration for an Excellence in Multistate Research Award.

Nominations must be submitted to the Western Directors’ Office by February 28th. Click here for award details and complete nomination information.

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5890 Brittania Drive
Reno, NV 89523
Phone: (307) 760-3319