School of Food Science

LCIFT Student Poster Night and IFTSA Banquet

Student presents research

Student Charles Diako presents his research to a panel of judges.

A banquet held in conjunction with a research poster competition closed out the activities of an eventful weekend in March of 2014 for the School of Food Science.

The Lewis and Clark Chapter of the Institute of Food Technologists (LCIFT) hosted a banquet at the University of Idaho Commons Building as the final event in the weekend’s Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA). Around 50 students attended along with several other faculty, staff and food industry representatives.

The dinner provided an opportunity for further networking of students visiting from other universities across the Pacific West as well as professional networking with potential employers from the region.

While it was a social event for most, about a dozen students were there for competition. Graduate and undergraduate students presented research posters on their work to a panel of judges. Out of the dozen posters, four top winners were chosen.

Graduate Students:

  • 1st place, Zachary CartwrightBrettanomyces bruxellensis ?Survival in grape pomace at various temperatures”
  • 2nd place, Indira Mohanty “Wheat phenolics can prevent inflammation in human umbilical endothelial cells (HUVEC): Effects on biomarkers relevant to development of cardiovascular diseases .”
  • 3rd place, Shreeya Ravisankar “Ripening of cheddar cheese with Lactobacillus Helveticus as adjunct culture produces peptides that protect human vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) against inflammatory markers relevant to cardiovascular disease (CVD)”

Undergraduate Student:

  • 1st place, Andrea Dittmer  “Whole wheat prevents obesity and cardiovascular disease risk in obese diabetic db/db mice”

Congratulations to our student winners!

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