The Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining has awarded its 2015 International Medal to Ron Iwaszkiewicz
August 11, 2015
The award is for a member resident outside the UK for the best paper presented at an Institute symposium, or published or for notable contribution to the development of the Institute overseas.
As stated on the IOM3 website http://www.iom3.org/iom3-awards-2015: The Institute's International Medal was awarded to "Ron Iwaszkiewicz FIMMM. Ron is a senior educator and instructor within the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. He has taken full responsibility, not only for teaching coordination of the Core Courses, but also heads the school's placement programme for student internships and post graduate positions. As a fully qualified packaging professional and member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals in the USA, Ron became a Fellow of IOM3 and introduced his UK study tour students to the value of IOM3 membership. All students on these tours have taken the opportunity to become members and, furthermore, Ron introduced the value of competing within the IOM3 Young Persons’ Lecture Competition in 2013. Having successfully organised a regional heat of this competition at Michigan State, Ron contributed to the successful delivery of the 10th World Lecture Competition Final in California and to the valuable discussion/outputs from the International Forum. In 2012, he was awarded the Paul Roberts Award for Distinguished Service in Study Abroad programmes. Ron has pioneered the introduction of at Student Forum at Michigan State both involving the Packaging and Materials Science Schools."
Congratulations to Ron!