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    • Dr. Kathryn Boor, the 2020-2021 Harris Award recipient, will be presenting the 2021 Harris Award Lecture on Wednesday, October 27 as a part of the Department’s Seminar Series. The seminar begins at 4 pm in Parker Food Science and Technology room 118 with a reception for Dr. Boor immediately following in the lobby of the Department. The seminar is open to the public. Dr. Boor is the Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Cornell University.
    • We are pleased to announce the 2021 OSU FST Hall of Distinction Inductees:
      Mr. Thomas Diehl
      Dr. John Larkin
      Mr. Daniel Soehnlen

      Mark your calendar and plan to join us on October 8th as we recognize these individuals and their contributions to food science and technology as well as their support of our department and The Ohio State University.
  • Congratulations FST SU21 Graduates!!

          Once again, graduating FST students have been given an opportunity to share with us some of their favorite memories of their time at Ohio State in this special edition newsletter. Many also took the opportunity to give a shoutout to those that supported them, befriended them, and helped make the journey one to remember.

    • The Ohio State Knowledge Exchange recently featured a tour of the Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center (FIC). Dr. Valente B. Alvarez provided a brief history and explained the types of research available at the center. Pilot plant supervisors Matt Papic and Gary Wenneker walked the virtual audience through the pilot plants to share a behind-the-scenes look, and FIC program specialist Steven Simmons showcased service projects and benefits to different clients.
    • Dr. Melvin Pascall is the lead principal investigator in one of twelve teams chosen for funding through Ohio State’s seed fund for racial justice. The proposal is ‘Using a STEAM Model to Develop Access Pipeline for Middle Grade Students in Columbus Metro Schools’. This study proposes a model for developing a local pipeline to increase access to Ohio State for Black Students through a STEAM curriculum and mentoring model that focuses on “digital agriculture/social justice”.
    • The department hosted a virtual graduation party for their graduates and celebrated 20 undergraduate students, 4 Masters students, and 4 PhD’s during the spring semester. We also published a special edition graduation newsletter that gave the graduates a chance to share some of their favorite memories as well as acknowledge some of the people who supported them.
  • Congratulations FST SP21 Graduates!!

    This semester, FST students have been given an opportunity to share with us some of their favorite memories of their time at Ohio State in this special edition newsletter. Many also took the opportunity to give a shoutout to those that supported them, befriended them, and helped make the journey one to remember.

    • The College hosted their annual CFAES Celebration of Students award recognition program through a virtual YouTube Premier earlier this month. We are pleased to congratulate the students, faculty, and supporters of the department who were recognized. FST Advisory Board member David Calvin was recognized for his meritorious service to students. Dr. Chris Simons received the Rodney F. Plimpton Teaching Award, Dr.
    • Congratulations to Professor Dr. Bala Balasubramaniam who has been named the 2021 recipient of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Research and Development Award. This achievement award celebrates his innovative research in food engineering, including his multidisciplinary research and industrial outreach, covering various advanced nonthermal and thermal food manufacturing technologies, which significantly contribute to the understanding of food science and technology. Dr.
    • Congratulations to FST undergraduate students Philip Eberly, Jacqui Fox, and Natalia Jaspeado Becerra who have been named 2021 CFAES Distinguished Seniors. They are three of the twenty-five seniors who have received the most prestigious undergraduate award at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

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