• Congratulations to Dr. Robert Gravani who has been selected as the 2018 Harris Award recipient. Dr. Gravani is Professor Emeritus of Food Science in the Department of Food Science and Director Emeritus of the National Good Agricultural Practices at Cornell University. The 2018 Harris Award lecture will take place on Wednesday, November 7th at 4 pm in the Parker Food Science and Technology building, during our Autumn Food Science Seminar Series.
    • The department graduated 21 undergraduate students, 3 Masters students, and 4 PhD’s during the spring semester graduation. Congratulations and best of luck to our new alumni.
    • During our department’s spring semester graduation party, a number of awards were announced including:
      Dr. Matt Teegarden received the 2018 Pamela Parker Garten and Tom Parker graduate scholarship.
      Hannah Mehle received the 2017-2018 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
    • The CFAES Celebration of Students banquet took place this month and the department was well represented:
      Dr. Bill Hildebolt received the Meritorious Service to Students award
      Anna Schmenk and Daniel Sosh were recognized as rank 4 Newcomb Scholars
      Ashley Besancon was recognized as a rank 2 Newcomb Scholar
      Emily Kreinbrink received the CFAES Internship Award for FST
      Citation Needed received the ‘New Activity’ award for their screening of Food Evolution.
    • Congratulations to the following faculty on their 2018 IFT Achievement Award. The Nicolas Appert Award will be awarded to Dr. Dennis Heldman, the William V. Cruess Award for Excellence in Teaching will be awarded to Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Saona, the Stephen S. Chang Award for Lipid or Flavor Science will be awarded to Dr. Devin Peterson and the Samuel Cate Prescott Award for Research will be awarded to Dr. Barb Kowalcyk. The awards celebration will take place at IFT18 in Chicago on Sunday, July 15th.
    • The Ohio State University Board of Trustees has approved establishment of the William and Sandra Hildebolt Innovation and Entrepreneurial Endowed Fund. The annual distribution from this fund shall be used to promote student innovation and entrepreneurial activities in the Department of Food Science & Technology.
    • Dr. Emmanuel Hatzakis and Dr. Dennis Heldman both had their proposed research projects recently funded through Seeds: The OARDC Research Enhancement Competitive Grants Program.
    • Congratulations to the following FST friends and Alumni who will be recognized during the 2018 CFAES Alumni Awards luncheon on March 4, 2018.
      Meritorious Service Award
      Dale Seiberling (`50, BS, `51, MS, Dairy Technology)
      Young Professional Award
      Nutsuda Sumonsiri (PhD (2012) Bang Sue, Bangkok, Thailand)
      Distinguished Alumni Award
      Rohini Desai Mulchandani (PhD (1976) Worthington, OH)
    • The department has received the International HACCP Alliance accreditation for the spring semester HACCP class. Dr. Mary Kay Pohlschneider is the course instructor. Upon completion of the students will now receive a HACCP training certificate.
    • The department recently had the opportunity to host Stephen Ostroff, M.D., the FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ostroff was able to tour our facility and meet with faculty to give him a better understanding of our department and our capabilities.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Emmanuel Hatzakis who has been awarded the 2017 Young Scientist Award by The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST). The IUFoST Young Scientist Award recognizes an individual in the initial phases of her or his career for the potential to make outstanding scientific contributions to the field of food science and technology and the potential for future scientific leadership.
    • The department had over 100 students and families in attendance for the first annual FST scholarship dinner last week. Students who received a departmental scholarship this year and their guests were able to enjoy dinner and hear from department chair Dr. Sheryl Barringer as well as visit with and learn about the clubs and programs that are unique to the department. This past year, the department awarded 48 scholarships that totaled $125,000.00.