Given annually to recognize an environmental engineering or science professor who is making outstanding contributions to the teaching of environmental engineering, both at the individual's home institution and beyond.
Dr. Ikuma joined the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at Iowa State University (ISU) in Fall 2015 as a tenure‐track assistant professor. She is currently in her sixth year of teaching and has taught 44 credits of coursework since then. Dr. Ikuma has enthusiastically discharged her teaching duties and has done more and beyond what is required of an assistant professor. Her efforts have enhanced the quality of teaching and the breadth of course offerings in the department. Since joining ISU, Dr. Ikuma has taught six different courses in the CCEE department at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Of the six courses she has taught, three of the courses are new courses she has developed. It is awesome to see such dedication to teaching from an early career faculty member!