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Food Science and Technology News: September 2021 Highlights

  • 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. Click here to learn more about the Harris Award.
  • Research involving the development of a platform and public dataset to enhance the breeding process for apples was recently featured in Ohio State News and featured study author Dr. Jessica Cooperstone. FST’s Dr. Emmanuel Hatzakis and Dr. Kathryn Williamson were also co-authors on the study.
  • FST graduate student Erica Kosmerl was recently interviewed about her research by Ohio State’s Knowledge Exchange. Click here to watch a clip of it.
  • FST graduate student Brittany Miles presented a seminar on her research for the Penn State University Department of Food Science Seminar Series. Her talk was titled “In the thick of it’: Filiform papillae and palatal rugae anatomy are significant predictors of oral viscosity sensitivity.”
  • Congratulations to the following FST Principal Investigators and their laboratory staff for making the 1st and 2nd Quarter 2021 Laboratory Safety Dean's List: Dr. Bala Balasubramaniam, Dr. Jessica Cooperstone, Dr. Monica Giusti, Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores, Dr. Farnaz Maleky, and Dr. Hua Wang.
  • Dr. Lynn Knipe recently held an introductory Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Principles Program for meat and poultry processors. The two-day course took place at the CFAES Waterman Farm where they completed the USDA's required safety training.
  • The department’s 2021 Autumn Seminar Series schedule can be found here. The seminars take place from 4:00 -5:00 pm in the Parker Food Science and Technology Building room 118 each week and are open to the public.

Upcoming Events
October 6                   FST Seminar
FoodSURE Undergraduate Research Program
4:00 – 5:00 pm Parker 118

October 8                   FST Hall of Distinction
6:00 – 7:30 pm Parker Food Science and Technology Lobby

October 13                 FST Seminar
Dr. Darrell Cockburn, Assistant Professor of Food Science at Penn State University
4:00 – 5:00 pm Parker 118

October 18-21             Food Industries Center Training Course
Curso de Mejor Control de Proceso Térmico y Envasado de Alimentos: FDA Certified Better Process Control School (BPCS) en Español

October 20                 FST Seminar
Dr. Jiyoung Lee, Professor; OSU Food Science and Technology/Environmental Health Sciences
4:00 – 5:00 pm Parker 118

October 27                 FST Seminar – 2021 Harris Award Lecture
Dr. Kathryn Boor, Professor and Dean; Cornell University
4:00 – 5:00 pm Parker 118 with reception immediately following in lobby

November 9             Food Industries Center Training Course
Cleaning and Sanitation Basics

November 10-11             Food Industries Center Training Course
Advanced CIP