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September 24, 2018

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | September 26, 2019


Congratulations Kevin DePalma for passing his Master of Science defense in Food Science!

Congratulations to Lina Sheng for passing her Doctor of Philosophy examination in Food Science!

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Glanbia is coming to visit WSU and UI. Please plan to attend either 1 or both of their upcoming events:

  • WSU : Tuesday, Sept 25th 6-7:00 in CUE 207
  • UI : Sept 25th and 26th in TLC 022  – interviews will be from 9 am-4 pm on Tuesday and 9 am-6 pm on Wednesday.

Students can sign up through handshake for the interviews:

The Cheeky Scientist will be holing a workshop titled ‘Resume and Transferable Skills’ on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 12-2 PM in CUB L60 at the Pullman Campus. Register online for the workshop here.

Faculty, Dr. Shelley Pressley, Director of Undergraduate Research, will be holding a workshop on Monday, October 15 from 3-4 PM in Light 405 to share methods and best practices for incorporating undergraduates into in research. This session will cover topics related to undergraduate research including how to effectively mentor students, efficiently manage their time (and yours), and where to find support for your students that are engaged in your research programs. Register here for this upcoming event.

The Student Section

WSU requires all undergraduate and graduate students not on assistantships or working as WSU employees to register their international travel through the online International Travel Registry (ITR). Please see the BPPM for more information. Contact International Programs Global Learning for more information.

The deadline to drop a course at WSU without a record is on September 18, 2018. After this, you have until November 16, 2018 to withdraw (W on record).

The deadline to drop a course at UI from early 8 week classes is September 21, 2018. You can drop or withdraw from late 8 week classes by October 19, 2018.

Register for this falls IFTSA Graduate Programs Virtual Fair. On October 10 IFT is holding a virtual fair for current and future students. Continue to find out more and to register >> more here.

The UI Presentation Skills for Scientists course is open and will be held MW in CNR 2015F at 10:30 AM. This is a hands-on course to master the skills required for oral presentations for research, teaching, and outreach. A detailed examination of all elements that must be integrated and mastered for an effective and engaging oral presentation.

Extension Events

Registration is now open for the 2018 International Shrimp School will be held on October 23-25, 2018 and Shrimp Sensory Certification Course on October 26, 2018 at SFS-CAFT Conference Center in Everett Yacht Club Building >> more here.

The HACCP for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Packinghouses will be held on October 2-3, 2018 and October 25-26, 2018. The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) workshop will help packers of fruits and vegetables learn about the HACCP principles and have an opportunity to apply this knowledge with oversight of instructors that are experts in this field. Register for the HACCP here.

The Annual Food Safety & Sanitation Workshop will be held on November 6-7 at Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Attendee registration is now open! Please visit the website for additional workshop information and online registration:

The Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training and Train the Trainer registration is now open. Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training and Train the Trainer. Register online or for more information here.

Registration is now open for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Foods 2.5 day course. For more information about this upcoming course and to register, head to the Food Processing website here.

Jobs, Internships, and Scholarships

Click here to view open jobs, internships, and scholarships on the SFS website.

Other Announcements

The National Academies is soliciting applicants for the 2019-20 Jefferson Science Fellowships program.  The program is designed to engage the American science, engineering, and medical communities in US foreign policy and international development.  Fellows will spend one year on assignment at either the State Department or USAID, assisting with foreign policy or international development issues.  Applicants must be an American citizen and a tenured faculty member >> more here.

Faculty member volunteers are needed for their time to give one lecture at the prison at some point over the next year. The lectures happen the second Tuesday of every month, from 1pm-2:30, but with driving time, security clearance, and set-up, it  works out to be a full-day commitment (11am – 4:30pm).  The topic of the lecture is wide open.  In regards to lecture style, the prison suggests the following: “Local, live “TedTalks” – relevant, interesting, and regional – demonstrate subject-specific discourse (entry-level) and indicate trends in academic research and offer some discussion time with question/answers.” If you are interested, contact Omi Hodwitz at or call at 208-885-2976.