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November 18, 2019

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | January 6, 2020


Congratulations to Alexis Hamilton for passing for passing her Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science preliminary examination!

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

Starbucks Representatives will be at WSU on Mon., Nov 18th to talk to food science and chemical engineering students to present information about working at Starbucks, internship opportunities, and career opportunities.  For Food Science. there are two opportunities to hear them speak:

  1. From 2:10-2:50pm in FSHN 103/155 (kitchen), the Starbucks Representatives will be talking to students in the dairy and food processing labs.   Anyone can come to that.
  2. Starbucks representatives will have an info session 5-6pm in Spark Bldg rm 323 (WSU campus). All are invited. (see flier attached)

There will be a seminar featuring Dr. Rima Karami-Akkary on Monday, November 18 from 3-4PM at UI ED Bldg, room 141. The title of the seminar is ‘Transforming Educational Reform in the Arab World’.

UI International Programs presents: Conversation Partner Social Hour, all students are welcome and snacks will be available at the campus co-op from 3:30-5:00 PM on Monday, December 9, 2019.  See more information on the UI International Outreach Webpage.

There will be a Fire Extinguisher class on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 2 pm held at the WSU Public Safety Building on Grimes Way.  Class will be one hour long. Class includes a video, instructional presentation and hands on practice extinguishing a fire. There is a signup sheet located at the Food Science front desk if interested. All are welcome to attend.

The Food Science Club is putting together a Department Recipe Book as a fundraiser for the club. Ideally these would be recipes that you love and also any wonderfully weird things that you love making. Some ideas for sections are cocktails, easy crock pot recipes, sauces, soups, stuffed stuff, food for the soul, healthy yet hearty, cheap and easy, etc. The Food Science Club would really appreciate any and all ideas. This is an open deadline. Please send questions and/or recipes to with a subject line like “FS Recipe Book”.

The Student Section

Attached please find the 2020 CAHNRS Internship/Undergraduate Research opportunities for our students.  Students must apply through Handshake by November 26th.

Si-pass leader and tutor applications are now open. Priority applications due Nov. 22nd

Apply at: SI-PASS Leaders: 10 hours/week including attending in class lecture, planning, and facilitating study sessions.

The Agriculture Future of America (AFA) is promoting applications to the 2020 AFA Food Institute (see attached slide) in Chicago, January 26-28. This is an amazing opportunity for students to interact one-on-one with professionals and businesses involved with food science from around the United States and learn about the broader food industry. Applications are due November 25, 2019.

The SFS Product Development Team is recruiting students for the 2020 New National Dairy Competition. Undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and Canada are eligible to compete by developing a new dairy or dairy based product to satisfy consumer’s need for enhanced nutrition. Successful entries will meet competition criteria, demonstrate innovation and provide value to consumers. See attached PDF for more information or learn more on the US Dairy Product Competition website. If interested, please contact Lovepreet Singh via email at Both undergrad and graduate students are welcome to join.

CALS launched a clothing bank for students in Ag Sci room 26. The clothing bank has ‘dress to success’ clothing available for professional events. Donations of clean professional type clothing (any and all sizes) are appreciated. Donations may be dropped off in Ag Sci room 39 (our main Ag Econ office), or at my office, Ag Sci 26.

The Student Financial Services office would like to remind students of priority deadlines for completing important financial aid applications for the 2020–2021 school year that opened up on October 1, 2019. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) are available now for students applying for the 2020–2021 school year. FAFSA priority deadline: November 30, 2019 and the WAFSA priority deadline: November 30, 2019. To apply, visit the links below:

  • WASFA 
  • *WASFA is for HB 1079 and qualifying DACA students

Kaplan GRE & MCAT Prep Available at a Reduced Rate to University of Idaho Students. See below for more details:

AFA Food Institute has a GREAT opportunity for Food Science Students to attend the AFA Food Institute on Jan. 26-29., 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Application closes Nov. 25, 2020. For more information and for the application, head to the AgFuture web page.

Interested in an international program? A program with the University of Idaho is available for students to live with a host family in Sevilla and participate in an archaeological excavation near Cadiz. For more information, please contact UI at

Extension Events

Nominations are open for the Line Work Award with the 39th Annual Food Safety and Sanitation Workshop. This annual award recognizes an employee for exceptional service and commitment to food safety and sanitation within their company. Find more information and the nomination form on the WSU Extension website.

Jobs, Internships, and Scholarships

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

Other Announcements

There will be a Hazardous Waste Management Workshop for Laboratories on December 12, 2019. Topics covered in the next Hazardous Waste Management Workshop for Laboratories, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in Agriculture Sciences Building Room 62, include the accumulation and storage of chemical waste in a laboratory setting; submitting chemical collection requests, regulatory background, waste minimization, regulatory compliance and background, spill response and more. This workshop is recommended for anyone working in a laboratory setting. Enroll through NetLearning to attend this workshop.