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Food Science and Technology News: June 2016 Highlights

Congratulations to Monica Giusti on her promotion to Professor.

Planning to attend the IFT Annual Meeting this year? Be sure to stop by our booth #2803 and don’t forget to get your ticket to the OSU at IFT reception which will be held Sunday, July 17th from 6-8 pm in the Adams Room at the Palmer House Hilton. You can purchase your ticket to the Ohio reception by going to the IFT16 registration page and clicking on “Pre-Event Short Courses and Ticketed Events ONLY”. If you have already registered for the meeting, you are able to log in to your profile and add the ticket on. You can also call and purchase a ticket if you are having trouble online. The phone number is 800-462-9440. 

Assistant Professor Farnaz Maleky recently participated in the CFAES DC Days. Created by the OARDC's Director's Office and the Grant Development Support Unit, the program was designed to increase the competitiveness of grants submitted by emerging faculty researchers by providing them with an opportunity to visit with a variety of federal agencies and program officers. Click here to learn more.

Congratulations to Meredith Myers who has been chosen to receive a graduate school scholarship from Monsanto. Meredith is a 2016 OSUFST graduate and will start in the graduate program this fall.

Professor Luis Rodriguez-Saona and his research in rapid infrared screening of food products was recently featured by CFAES.  Click here to read the article.

Join the Food Innovation Center from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Nationwide 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio as they serve as one of the hosts for the Harnessing Consumers & Communities to Help Meet U.S. Food Waste Reduction Goals Conference and Webinar. For more information and to register go to:

Professor Luis Rodriguez-Saona was recognized earlier this month at the the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) conference where he received the Educator Award.

Upcoming Events

July 17                         OSU at IFT Friends and Alumni Reception

August 26                    Harnessing Consumers & Communities to Help Meet
                                      U.S. Food Waste Reduction Goals Conference and Webinar

Sept. 12-14                  Conference of Food Engineering (CoFE)

October 26-27             Survey of Flavor Science
                                       To register:  Survey of Flavor Science