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Food Science and Technology News: January 2021 Department Highlights

  • Dr. Ahmed Yousef was officially recognized as one of three 2020-2021 CFAES Distinguished Professors. The recognition was part of the 2021 CFAES Awards Program and can be viewed here. Also recognized during the Awards program was FST's David Kasler who received the Innovation Award from the CFAES Staff Advisory Council. David works as a research engineer in Dr. Ahmed Yousef's lab and has been instrumental in their work ozonating eggs for commercialization. The Innovation Award is given to someone who or has developed and/or participated in project initiatives and/or process operations improvements that enhance CFAES, Extension, ATI or OARDC and its mission.
  • Dr. Chris Simons is part of a team exploring the use of hard candy for determining probable positive cases of COVID-19. Click here to read more.
  • Congratulations to undergraduate student Philip Eberly and PhD student Veeramani Karuppuchamy who have recently been inducted into Phi Tau Sigma. Phi Tau Sigma (ΦΤΣ) is the one and only Honor Society for Food Science and Technology.
  • Nominations are open for the 2021 FST Hall of Distinction. Established in 2013, the Hall of Distinction seeks to recognize graduates and friends of the Department of Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University who have made significant contributions to the food science and technology profession. Click here for more information and the nomination form.
  • *The department’s Spring 2021 seminar schedule is published on the FST website under ‘About Us’  and takes place on Wednesday’s from 4:00 pm -5:00 pm via Zoom. Please email or if you would like the link to any of the seminars. All are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Events
February 3                               FST Seminar Series
Jennifer Garner, PhD, Asst. Professor
Ohio State School of Health and Rehabiliation Services
4:00 – 5:00 pm Zoom Link*

February 8-11               Food Industries Center Training Course
Curso de Mejor Control de Procesos Térmicos y Cierres de Alimentos Envasados: FDA Certified Better Process Control School (BPCS) en Español

February 10                              FST Seminar Series
Ahmed Yousef PhD, CFAES Distinguished Professor 
Ohio State Department of Food Science and Technology
4:00 – 5:00 pm Zoom Link*

February 17                              FST Seminar Series
Food Industry Panel
4:00 – 5:00 pm Zoom Link*

March 8-11                              Food Industries Center Training Course
The Better Process Control School (virtual)

April 20-21                              Food Industries Center Training Course
Introductory HACCP (virtual)

April 27-29                              Food Industries Center Training Course
FSPCA - Preventive Controls for Human Food Training (virtual)