- Best Professional Poster presentation (Idaho Chapter AFS meeting), 2009
- Outstanding Alumni Award, Swartz Creek High School, 2008
- Certificate of Appreciation: As faculty mentor for UI McNair Scholarship program, 2008
- Certificate of Appreciation: for Burbot conservation efforts, Kootenai Valley Resource Initiative, 2005
- UI Award for Excellence in Teaching (Nominated, 2004)
- UI alumni award for excellence in mentoring, 2001
*For a complete list of publications, awards and outreach projects, please see Ken Cain's CV.