ISU Agronomy Professor Named Fellow of Iowa Academy of Sciences

May 19th, 2005

Lee Burras, associate professor in Iowa State University's agronomy department, was named a fellow of the Iowa Academy of Sciences at the organization's annual meeting.

Burras joined the department in 1995. He received his bachelor's degree in agronomy in 1981 and his master's degree in soil genesis in 1984 from Iowa State. He earned a doctorate degree in soil genesis in 1992 from Ohio State University. He is a licensed professional soil scientist. His teaching and research examine the relationship between agriculture and the environment.

He serves on the department's teaching panel and teaches five courses a year at Iowa State and at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory. Burras also holds the current Pioneer Agronomy Professorship and is a Miller Faculty Fellow in the ISU Center for Teaching Excellence.

The mission of the Iowa Academy of Science is to further scientific research, science education, public understanding of science and recognition of excellence in these endeavors. The annual meeting took place April 29 at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon


Lee Burras, Agronomy, (515) 294-0559,
Melea Reicks Licht, Agronomy, (515) 294-1890,