School of Food Science

Graduate Students take Top Spots in WAWGG Poster Competition

zach and Allison at WAWAGG

Student competitiors at the WAWGG Conference. (SFS Allison Baker in the middle in red, Zachary Cartwright in turquoise blue)

Two students working toward advanced Food Science degrees at the School of Food Science took first and second place at the recent regional wine conference’s poster session.




Zach Cartwright wine poster

Zach Cartwright with his winning research poster


Masters student Zachary Cartwright (whose major advisor is Charlie Edwards) won first place in the graduate division of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers (WAWGG) research poster competition. The title of his poster was “Brettanomyces bruxellensis Survival in Grape Pomace at Various Temperatures.” Zachary enjoyed participating in the competition. 

“My experience at the WAWGG convention was a positive start to my

graduate career here at WSU.” says Cartwright. “I look forward to furthering my wine research with my colleagues and with Dr. Edwards.”



Allison Baker

Allison Baker

Ph.D. candidate Allison Baker (whose major advisor is Carolyn Ross) took second place in the same division. The title of her poster was “Sensory evaluation of the impact of wine matrix on red wine finish.” 

The poster session provided an opportunity for students, educators, researchers, and professionals to present new information and discuss the work they are doing with wine and grape industry stakeholders. Posters on display provided information on a variety of topics including wine and grape research, wine marketing and promotion, extension and educational outreach, educational class projects, technology transfer, tax and/or assessment funded industry support, or institutional research funding.

Posters were judged by industry stakeholders and prizes were awarded in three categories: Graduate, Undergraduate and Professional.  Congratulations to our students for their outstanding research and presentation.

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