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2014 News

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Möller Wins USDA National Teaching Award

School of Food Science professor and environmental chemist Greg Möller received one of the nation’s most exclusive and prestigious teaching awards Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. He became the first professor at the University of Idaho and neighboring Washington State University since 1996 to win a National USDA Excellence in Teaching Award given by the Association […]

UI Ag Days Teaches High Schoolers about Food Science

UI’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosted 200 high school students for a Food Science Showcase during 2014 Ag Days. The showcase provided interactive science experiments that introduced the students to the science of their food. Testing ph and sensory were two fun activities that kept the students engaged and learning. This year’s […]

Food Safety Grants Available for Food Processors

The Food Safety Validation Technology Grant (FSVT) will provide up to $10,000 in technical assistance to help Idaho & Washington food, dairy and beverage processors “validate” that their food safety and HACCP control measures are effective and their products are safe. Validation is the process of providing scientific evidence that food safety and HACCP controls […]

SFS Faculty Member Greg Moller Wins Film Award

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO’S GREG MÖLLER AND NICK WOOD SELECTED A WINNER IN THE 35th ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS The Telly Awards has named University of Idaho as a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards in the Animation Category for their piece titled “Principles of Environmental Toxicology Opening Sequence.”  With nearly 12,000 entries from all […]

Wine Science Center at WSU Tri-Cities Moving Toward Completion

The Wine Science Center is in its eleventh month of construction. At completion, the facility will be the most technologically advanced wine science center in the world. Strategically located at the WSU Tri-Cities campus, it pairs wine education and research in close proximity to the industry. With construction progressing on budget, the projected date for substantial completion is […]

Retirement of Jim Nelson, UI Research Support Scientist

After 14 years of working as a research support scientist in the School of Food Science, Jim Nelson has retired. A celebration in his honor was held on July 16th at UI’s Agriculture Science building. Jim played an integral role in the success of Food Science research by working with students, managing lab supplies and […]

Summer 2014 Graduates

  Trent Millin (Masters in Food Science, WSU) Thursday, July 10th Title:  “Physicochemical and structural changes in potato French fries during processing.” Chair: Girish Ganjyal         Nageshwar Tammineni (PhD in Food Science, UI) Monday, July 14th Title: “Development of Fish Gelatin Films with Enhanced Physical, Antioxidants and Antimicrobial Properties.” Chair: Gulhan Unlu. […]

Global teamwork will make world food supply safer

The Center for Applied Food Safety and Processing has been established with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Seoul National University Department of Food and Animal Biotechnology (Food Science) and The School of Food Science Washington State University/University of Idaho. The Center is being built upon earlier collaborations that started in 1999 between […]

New Faculty Member Lin Receives “Best Paper” Award

  Dr. Amy Lin’s recently published paper entitled “Mammalian mucosal a-glucosidases coordinate with alpha-amylase in the initial starch hydrolysis stage to have a role in starch digestion beyond glucogenesis” was adjudged as the best paper published in a peer review journal in 2013 by the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology and is the […]

Dr. N.S. Goulding, the man who created Cougar Gold

Cougar Gold namesake and former Washington State University professor Norman Shirley Golding is not as famous as the cheese he helped develop. But he should be. Read more about him here and here.

Food ingredient short course helps companies make better food products

SEATTLE, WA – Food Industry employees are raving about the new food science short course that taught them how to make their company’s food products better. The inaugural extension class was filled to capacity and had been developed in response to needs voiced by food companies. The Food Ingredient Technology (FIT) short course was held […]

Remembering Lloyd Luedecke, Emeritus Faculty Member

Lloyd Luedecke passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 4, 2014. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimers two years ago and lived with his wife at a care center in Lewiston, ID. Read his full obituary here. Lloyd worked at WSU from 1962 until 2000 when he retired, and then worked another 12 years […]

Spring 2014 Graduates

Undergraduates               (Not pictured: Gena McKahan, Chongjun Li and Samantha Watkins) UI: Andrea Dittmer Alyssa Eldredge Tracy Hare Corbin Hohl Jacob Jenott Matt King Chongjun Li Shiloh Mangan Joseph Przybylski Samantha Watkins Amanda Wilder WSU: Hannah Damiano Brianna Dunn Carsten Floor Jaehoon Kim Stephanie McCauley Gena McKahan Lisa Piontek […]

SFS Represented Well at CALS Awards Banquet

Award nominees and supporters from the School of Food Science (SFS) gathered to celebrate colleagues’ accomplishments at the University of Idaho (UI) College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Awards Banquet at the UI SUB Ballroom on Monday evening, April 28th. Ron Luedeman was presented a Distinguished Associate Alumni award. Mr. Luedeman continues to make significant […]

Cultivating New Credentials in Cyberspace

Food Quality and Safety Magazine has featured the WSU Online Master’s in Agriculture: Food Science and Management. Hear from Program Director Dr. Barbara Rasco and current MS Ag FSM student Fangliang Carpenter in the magazine article here. Learn more about the program to see if it’s a good fit for you! Visit the WSU Online Degree website […]

LCIFT Student Poster Night and IFTSA Banquet

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 […]

School of Food Science Director steps down; faculty member steps up as interim

Dr. Denise M. Smith, who has served as director of the University of Idaho/Washington State University Bi-state School of Food Science (SFS), has stepped down from the position effective March 1, 2014. Barbara Rasco, Ph.D., JD, a professor in the SFS and Program Director of the Online Master’s in Agriculture: Food Science and Management program, […]

School of Food Science Hosts Six University Student Teams for Trivia Competition

PULLMAN, WA – Teams of students from six universities will come together at the School of Food Science on March 29, 2014 to compete in a food science quiz bowl competition. The event will coincide with the annual Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) Pacific West area meeting. The Food Science College Bowl will […]

IFTSA Area Meeting and College Bowl Competition

Come support the School of Food Science as we host the IFTSA Pacific West Area Meeting and College Bowl Tournament!   We would love to see industry representatives and alumni join us for this collaborative event.   March 28-29, 2014 Hosted on the Palouse at the School of Food Science (All events except for the Closing […]

NWFPA Scholarship Recipient Earned More than Money

The Food Science Club in the School of Food Science works hard to have the Portland, Oregon industry trip overlap with this conference so that students are able to attend the trade show.  NWFPA pays for the travel and registration for the scholarship recipients to attend sessions and the trade show.  “This opportunity gave me […]

Dick Dougherty Retires after 23 Years of Service

For 23 years, Dick Dougherty has been the “go-to guy” for food safety issues in the state of Washington. In January, Dr. Dougherty retired as Professor Emeritus from Washington State University’s School of Food Science. His years of service as a Professor and Extension Specialist will be remembered for all the help he provided to […]

Students Compete at WSU Wiley Research Exposition

The School of Food Science was well represented at the WSU Wiley Research Exposition with two oral presentations and one poster presentation by our students. The exposition was held at the Compton Union Building on the WSU Campus in Pullman. The February 21st event invited student researchers from all across campus to present their findings […]

Students Tour Food Companies

Nineteen students from the School of Food Science took their annual “Portland Trip” in January to tour a variety of food companies in the Portland, OR area. Our future food scientists had the opportunity to tour and learn more about 13 different companies. On their way toward Portland on Thursday, January 9th, a portion of […]

Dairy Processing Specialist hired for UI Twin Falls Extension Center

Brook Leguineche is the newest member of the School of Food Science and Idaho TechHelp. Brook has accepted the new Extension Dairy Processing Specialist position located at the UI Twin Falls Extension Center on the College of Southern Idaho campus. In her new role with the School of Food Science and TechHelp, her primary responsibility […]

Graduate Students take Top Spots in WAWGG Poster Competition

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.         Masters student Zachary Cartwright (whose major advisor is Charlie Edwards) won first place in the graduate division of the Washington Association of Wine Grape […]

Spring Semester Start Dates

Washington State University classes start on Monday, January 13. University of Idaho classes start on Wednesday, January 15.

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