WSU Creamery Manager Russ Salvadalena was chosen by the Administrative Professional Advisory Council (APAC) as a WSU 2015 AP Contribution Award recipient. He was presented his award at the APAC meeting on Thursday, May 14th. Barbara Rasco, Interim Director of the School of Food Science, nominated Russ for the award. “The WSU Creamery is an icon […]
April 28, 2015 MOSCOW, ID– Last night the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences held its annual Awards Banquet at the Bruce Pitman Center. The School of Food Science had submitted several award nominees and celebrated with several winners. The School was pleased to see honored two of our advisory board members, […]
UI Innovation Showcase Our students Alex Meldrum and Connie Muniandy presented their research projects in today’s University of Idaho Innovation Showcase, a student-based competition designed to highlight the research and creative successes of graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Idaho. Alex Meldrum, a senior in the School of Food Science, did a poster […]
Undergraduate Lauren Celmer took on the Tree Top Product Development competition and traveled to the IDFA Ice Cream Technology Conference in Florida last week to compete in their Most Innovative Prototype ice cream flavor competition. Her Blackberry Streusel Ice Cream took 4th place in the national competition. Good work to this team of one student, […]
Dr. Helen Joyner was awarded a $248,408 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Her grant will be used to enhance food safety research as follows: “Improve understanding of the interaction between saliva with food components and how it affects perceived food texture using rheological, tribological, and […]
A team of graduate and undergraduate food science students are entering their novel pizza cheese into a competition held by the Wisconsin Cheese Maker’s Association. Their cheese will be on display and will be judged at the annual industry conference held on the April 22nd, 2015. The team is entering the cheese into the Class […]
Jessica Murray and Victoria Minette, both WSU SFS undergrads, were given awards at WSU Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) on Monday, March 30. They presented their research and took away the only two awards given in the Applied Sciences category. Jessica won the Crimson award […]
Congratulations to School of Food Science professor Greg Möller for receiving a $427,000 grant for a one-year project to demonstrate the feasibility of his latest invention, N-E-W Tech™! Read the full press release here.
Congratulations to our Dairy Products Evaluation team who took second place in the nation for the evaluation of ice cream. UI Senior Lindsay Milligan took the individual first place award in ice cream, and WSU Senior Katie Smoot won the Joe Larson Merit Award– the student who best exemplifies the ideals of the contest. […]
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 […]
Congratulations to Jesse Aplin for officially being transferred from the MS in Food Science program to the PhD in Food Science program starting the fall of 2014. Jesse joined the School of Food Science in the Fall semester of 2013. His research is focused on novel uses of non-Saccharomyces yeasts that naturally occur in grape juice […]
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 […]
Allison Baker placed third in the oral competition for the IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division in New Orleans. Congrats and great job representing the School of Food Science! Allison is also officially being transferred from the MS in Food Science program to the PhD in Food Science program starting the spring of 2014. She […]
Our student team took second place in the Annual Idaho Milk Processors Association (IMPA) Dairy Product Development Competition on August 14-15. The team returned for a second year with a refined product and presentation. They made a soft drink that utilizes greek yogurt whey. Returning team members are Alex Meldrum […]
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. […]
The WSU Creamery has a celebrity of sorts– Nial Yager, Certified Professional Cheese Expert. After his certification in 2012, Nial has continued developing our world-famous Cougar Gold Cheese but he has also participated in the World Cup of cheese. Read more about it here.
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 […]
Congratulations to our students who have received scholarships to help pay for their education during the 2014-2015 school year. Here’s a list of some of the scholarships our students have received: AACCI Endowment Fund, Graduate Fellowship-Ryan Kowalski American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship-Allison Baker, Zachary Cartwright, Kenneth McMahon, and Caroline Merrell CAHNRS Scholarship-Katie Waldo, […]
Faculty, staff and students in the School of Food Science were nominated for awards within the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University. Award banquets were held during the spring semester to honor the nominees and announce winners. Here are a list of our nominees and the winners: Award celebrations: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Congratulations to our graduates of December 2013! Luis Castro—Ph.D. in Food Science, WSU. Title: “The impact of flavor components and their interactions on the sensory perception of beer.” His major advisor was Carolyn Ross. Amir Gol Mohamadi– Ph.D. in Food Science, UI. “Ultrasound-assisted extraction of red raspberry anthocyanins and utilization of mustard meal-derived products to improve […]
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 […]
In September, United Nations (UN) Food Safety Officer Masami Takeuchi, Ph.D., was honored with the Washington State University Alumni Association (WSUAA) Alumni Achievement Award for her leadership in global food safety. A native of Japan, Takeuchi earned a bachelor’s degree there in 1994. At Washington State University, she completed a M.S. degree in 1999 and […]
Longtime faculty member Joe Powers retired this fall after 37 years in the School of Food Science at Washington State University. Known as a “Walking Science Wikipedia,” Powers will continue to contribute his extensive knowledge and experience in the department as a faculty emeritus. When colleagues reflected on Joe Powers’ tenure at the school, it […]
By Chanelle Denman Selected as a Fulbright US Scholar in 2012, Dr. Gulhan Unlu took a sabbatical from her faculty position at the University of Idaho School of Food Science to work as a visiting Professor/Fulbright Research Scholar in the Department of Food Engineering at Middle East Technical University (METU). Located in Ankara, Turkey with […]
Congratulations to our graduate students who completed their defense this summer. Chao-Feng Hsieh, PhD in Food Science, UI. Title: “Impact of Extent of Hydration and Granule-Associated Proteins on Granular and Molecular Reaction Patterns of Chemically-Modified Starches.” Chair: Kerry Huber. Dmytro Kuzyk, MS in Food Science, WSU. “Influence of Titratable Acidity on the Perceived […]
PULLMAN, WA – Two student teams representing the Washington State University/University of Idaho School of Food Science earned a first place award for a Greek yogurt cake named “Aphrodite’s Treats” and second place for a sweet potato pasta appetizer called “S.P. Stuffed Puffs”. The teams won the DuPont Knowledge Award, a national food product development competition. The use of emerging food ingredients helped propel their novel products to the top spots in the contest.
The School of Food Science nominated several faculty, staff and students for awards at the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Washington State University’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. Here is a list of people from our department who were recipients of college awards this spring: CAHNRS Awards Winners Jake Fischer–WSU […]
Written by Allison Baker (WSU FS Club President) and Corbin Hohl (UI FS Club President) The WSU and UI Food Science Clubs (FSC) have been very active again this year. The Food Science Clubs operate separately, but our activities are open to students at both universities. Due to the close proximity of the universities and […]
Kari Jones has been selected as the University of Idaho School of Food Science Outstanding Senior. Jones came to the UI with a strong foundation in culinary arts. She received a degree in Basic and Advanced Culinary Arts, Saucier, Pastry, Confections and Showpieces at the Arizona Culinary Institute. After she earned that degree she attended […]
When recent Washington State University graduate senior Jake Fischer served in the United States Air Force and ate military MREs (Meal, Ready-to-Eat) day after day, it made him hungry to learn how to make military food better. While he was in Afghanistan, he decided that enrolling in the Food Science program at WSU was his […]
Congratulations to all of our graduates and good luck as you take your next steps in your schooling or career!
UI Undergraduates:Lynette Andersen, Athena Beckwith, Kari Jones and Jack McClure
WSU Undergraduates: Jake Fischer, Yinmeng Sun, Karin Thorsen, Un Chen ‘Arica’ Vong
Spring 2013 – Congratulations to our students who have received scholarships to help pay for their education. Here’s a list of some of the scholarships our students have received: American Society for Enology and Viticulture (2013) — Taylor Oswald Charles W. and Beatrice M. Nagel Scholarship (2013) — Taylor Oswald Idaho Milk Products Association Scholarship […]
Geyang Wu (pursuing a PhD in Food Science, major professor Byung-Kee Baik) and Chen Liu (pursuing a masters in Food Science, major professor Gulhan Unlu), both students in the School of Food Science, are the second place winners of the Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) 2013 Student Flexible Packaging Design Challenge. Their flexible packaging prototype for the […]
WSU SFS masters student, Megan Waldrop (major professor is Carolyn Ross), won a travel award to attend the USDA Agricultural Forum in Arlington, Virginia on February 21-22. She was chosen based on her essay on “The Greatest Challenge Facing Agriculture Over the Next 5 Years.” It is a sponsored trip that includes a tour of the […]
Our new faculty member Girish Ganjyal was a recent winner of the Young Scientist Research Award from the American Association of Cereal Scientists International. Congratulations to you, Girish!
Congratulations to Western Wheat Quality Lab Director Craig Morris on his recent appointment to Editor-in-Chief of Cereal Chemistry. Cereal Chemistry is the AACC’s flagship research journal. Craig will oversee significant changes to Cereal Chemistry, which is building on its fifth consecutive year of impact factor increases under the leadership of his predecessor, Carl Hoseney. In […]
UI PhD student Nageshwar Tammineni was recently awarded an Alumni Award for Excellence. Nageshwar was one of only 15 graduate students at the university who were given this award. It is given to recognize students who have achieved outstanding academic success and have demonstrated career and professional preparation; campus and community leadership and involvement, or […]
We wish the very best to all of our graduates this semester! Good luck, and keep in touch! UI Undergraduate – Kathleen Momont WSU Undergraduates – Shirley Kwan Wai Siu and Kate Sweitzer Masters: Molly Mayer – Master of Food Science; Friday, November 2, 2012 LABORATORY AND COMMERCIAL EXAMINATION OF POST-HARVEST CHLORINE AND CHLORINE DIOXIDE […]
Congratulations to WSU undergrad Pablo Corredor whose abstract has been accepted for presentation during the 2013 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM which will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Renaissance Washington DC hotel on February 28 – March 2, 2013. Pablo also has been given a travel award so he will be […]
Congratulations to three of our SFS employees who earned service awards at WSU this year! Jodi Anderson for 25 years, Mike Costello for 30 years and Karen Weller for 40 years. They will be recognized at the Employee Recognition Reception on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in the CUB Senior Ballroom from 3:30-5 pm. Thanks for […]
Capital Press – Nov 2012 Nial Yager knows cheese. And now he’s one of only a few people in the nation with the credentials to prove it. Yager was among 121 people in the U.S. and Canada to pass the first Certified Cheese Professionals examination administered by the American Cheese Society. Yager said the goal […]
The WSU/UI Dairy Products Evaluation Team took FIRST PLACE in the Ice Cream Competition at the 91st Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest in Springfield, Missouri. Pictured on the left are team members, Shiloh Mangan, Lisa Piontek, and Lynette Andersen, with advisor Mike Costello and David Carpenter, President and CEO of CHR Hansen. Lisa Piontek also […]
The WSU/UI Dairy Products Evaluation Team took first place in the Ice Cream Competition at the 91st Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest in Springfield, Missouri last week. Students on the team were Lisa Piontek (who took second place in the individuals for ice cream), Lynette Anderson and Shiloh Mangan; team advisor is Mike Costello. The […]
Stephanie McCauley and Kate Sweitzer received Washington Association for Food Protection (WAFFP) Scholarships for the 2013-2104 year. As a part of this scholarship, they had the chance to attend the annual WAFFP conference in Chelan, WA on Sept 19-21, 2012. Here is a feature of our student scholarship winners on their web site. Congrats!
Nial Yager, WSU Creamery employee was recently named a Certified Cheese Professional™ by the American Cheese Society (ACS). He is now a member of the inaugural class of ACS CCPs™ who have successfully demonstrated their cheese knowledge and skills by passing the rigorous Certified Cheese Professional™ Exam in North Carolina last month. Congratulations to you, […]
Three SFS Students, Karin Thorsen (WSU), Kate Sweitzer (WSU), and Alex Meldrum (UI) have been awarded IFT Feeding Tomorrow Scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. Congratulations on being rewarded for your hard work!
Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition – IFT 2012 GOAL: develop new products or processes designed to improve the quality of life for people in developing nations. Student competitors were tasked with creating a mango-based product that addresses nutrient deficiencies common in Kenya. Mangoes grow abundantly in Kenya, but the harvesting season is short so […]
Chao-Feng Hsieh (current UI Ph.D. student in Kerry Huber’s laboratory) was the 1st place winner of the IFT Carbohydrate Division Graduate poster competition at the IFT Annual Meeting. Poster title: Impact of Degree of Swelling on Both Granular and Molecular Reaction Patterns of Chemically Modified Starches. Maria Rosales Soto took first place in the Biotechnology […]
The Northwest Food Processors Association has chosen their scholarship winners for the 2012-2013 academic year. Congratulations to our student winners, Lynette Anderson from the U of I, and Jake Fischer from WSU. Congratulations to both of you!
Kate Sweitzer has been awarded the “Feeding Tomorrow” Junior/Senior Scholarship. Alex Meldrum received the “Feeding Tomorrow” Sophomore Scholarship. Feeding Tomorrow recognizes exceptional students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in food science.
The Telly Awards has named Greg Möller and the University of Idaho as a Bronze winner in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for their global online course titled Principles of Sustainability. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. Professor Möller’s course Principles of Sustainability is a global […]
2011-2012 CAHNRS Applied Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences 1st place: Matthew Allan – Food Science Developing Micrografting Technology for Sweet Cherry Dr. Amit Dhingra, Mentor Read more about his project here.
“Developing Solutions for Developing Countries” Competition at IFT 2012 One of our student Product Development Competition teams received the highest preliminary score and will be competing at the national competition at the IFT Annual Meeting. You can learn more about their Developing Solutions for Developing Countries competition on the IFT web site. June 27: Final […]
Congratulations to two of our students who were given awards at the recent college awards banquets. Mikaela Easter was awarded the SFS Outstanding Senior for CAHNRS on April 14. Alex Fredrickson was awarded the SFS Outstanding Senior for CALS on April 23. Also nominated by our department and recognized were the […]
Ali Abghari and Maria Rosales Soto are among the finalists for the IFT’s Biotechnology Division Graduate Student Paper Competition. Ali’s paper is entitled “Enzymatic Production of Galactooligosaccharide and its purification by ethanol precipitation method.” Maria’s paper is on “Lactobacillus plantarum fermentation of protein enhanced cassava flour.”
We want to congratulate Dr. Carolyn Bohach who was chosen to receive the top honor given by the University of Idaho to faculty. Carolyn has been selected as a 2012 University Distinguished Professor. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor!
WSU Creamery Buyer/Planner Nial Yager just received his 20-year service award from the university. Congratulations!
Undergraduate WSU FS student Kate Sweitzer has been selected as a 2012 recipient for the prestigious President’s Award for Leadership and Service at WSU. She will be presented her award at the Student Leadership Awards Program on April 17. Congratulations to you, Kate!
Undergraduate WSU FS student Gena McKahan was awarded the novice award in Applied Sciences at SURCA. Nice work, Gena!
Barb Rasco has been chosen as the year’s WSU CAHNRS Faculty Excellence in Research Award. She will be presented this award during the upcoming CAHNRS Awards Banquet on April 14. Congratulations, and great work!
Our Product Development Lab Instructor Dwane Benson has been selected to recieve the UI CALS Distinguished Alumni Award. His exceptional career and community service have been recognized and he will be honored for his achievements at the upcoming CALS Awards Banquet. Thanks for your service to our school, Dwane!
Kate Sweitzer has won third place in the IFT Undergraduate Writing Competition. Her paper was on color additives, and she will be recognized at the Phi Tau Sigma awards ceremony at the IFT Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.
Dr. Boon Chew has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Advanced Food Science and Technology. The American Journal of Advanced Food Science and Technology publishes reviews and research articles on a variety of topics pertaining to food science and engineering including – but not limited to – food safety, sensory, properties, nutrition, measurement, instrumentation, quality […]
A grant has been received by Boon Chew, Bridget Mathison, Lindsey Kimble. Their research will focus on Cranberry beverage consumption on anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and glucoregulation in humans. The grant was $400,452 from Ocean Spray.
Congratulations to Dr. Karen Killinger! Karen has received tenure and promotion to associate professor at WSU. Thank you, Karen for your hard work for the School of Food Science.
Dr. Gulhan Unlu has been approved for sabbatical leave in Spring 2013. With the goal of expanding the scope of her research, Prof. Unlu will work with Lactic Acid Bacteria as health-promoting probiotics. She will spend a semester as a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey to carry out research in the laboratory of Prof. Gurakan of Middle East Technical University […]
October 2011– Kerry Huber won the Idaho Innovator of the Year Award, Early Stage Development Category, for his work with resistant starch. CALS food scientist Kerry Huber’s research on all things starch drew him to potatoes like a bee to nectar. Huber’s innovative work with potatoes has yielded a discovery that may make fans of […]
In November of 2011, SFS Alumna Pam Vaillancourt was one of four CAHNRS alums inducted into the Hall of Honored Alumni. Here’s what the college wrote of Pamela: “Pamela Vaillancourt completed a master’s degree in food science at WSU in 1979. “She has been a leader in our professional community at the national and regional […]
Washington State University Sumeet Dhawan (BSYSE student) – Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists Ph.D. Scholarship, $2,000 Maria Rosales – Graduate Scholarship, $2,000 Kate Sweitzer – Junior/Senior Scholarship, $1,000 Roopesh Syamaladevi (BSYSE student) -Graduate Scholarship, $2,000 University of Idaho Anne Millard – Freshman Scholarship, $1000 Kathleen Moment – Junior/Senior Scholarship, $1000
2011-2012 Northwest Food Processors Association Scholarship Congratulations to Jenny Lim, of the University of Idaho, and Matt Allan, from Washington State University.
Two of our SFS students were featured in the recent issue of Ambassador Spotlight at the UI. Corbin Hohl and Amanda Wilder have some great write ups that you can check out here. Just click on the October 2011 issue link.
Daniel D. Ramseyer, recent M.S. graduate of the SFS, was chosen as one of the six finalists who will advance to the next round of the 2011 AACC International Best Student Research Paper Competition for his paper titled ” Arabinoxylan distribution and functionality in selected flour mill streams and effect on flour blending.” The competition […]
Jeff Culbertson will be awarded the 2011 IFT William V. Cruess Award for excellence in teaching food science and technology. He’ll be recognized at the Awards Celebration during the IFT Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 11, 2011 in New Orleans. Congratulations, Jeff!
Innovation awards are given to recognize individuals who have moved technologies from their research labs into the marketplace via licenses or have been issued U.S. patents. Greg Moller was honored on April 29, 2011 at the University of Idaho Entrepreneurship and Innovation Celebration hosted by the UI president. He received an Innovations Impacting Society Award […]
The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences honored its outstanding students, faculty and staff Monday, April 25, at its annual banquet. more Outstanding Academic Advisor – Dr. Jeff Bohlscheid, School of Food Science Outstanding Staff – Gayle Gleason, School of Food Science Outstanding Freshman – Amanda Wilder, School of Food Science Outstanding […]
Saturday, April 9, 2011 Congratulations to Jake Fischer who was selected from other CAHNRS Freshman as the Outstanding Freshman. Also recognized at the CAHNRS Banquet were: Stephanie Martinez was selected by the Food Science Faculty as the Outstanding Senior in Food Science. Mikaela Easter was nominated by Food Science as Outstanding Junior in CAHNRS. Bridget […]
Barbara Smith, Administrative Manager for Entomology and the School of Food Science, was selected as the February 2011 WSU Crimson Spirit Award recipient, for her superior quality of service and noteworthy extra effort. The Crimson Spirit Award is a monthly recognition for individual employees who perform in an exemplary manner and make outstanding contributions to […]