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End of Waste team A food science challenge
The Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis is thriving!

Students Congratulations to BAE seniors on the Engineering Design Showcase
BAE seniors joined other College of Engineering (CoE) seniors to present at the annual Engineering Design Showcase, and they did an amazing job!

students in course Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls for Human Foods
The curriculum was offered as part of the 2017 FST 109 Principles of Quality Assurance in Food Processing.

vines Kurtural lab publishes paper in Scientia Horticulturae
Congratulations to Kaan Kurtural's lab! They have just published a paper in Scientia Horticulturae titled, "Precipitation before bud break and irrigation affect the response of grapevine Zinfandel yields and berry skin phenolic composition to training systems."

meyers BSE undergraduate student awarded College citation
Julie Meyers was awarded a 2017 College of Engineering Department Citation from the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the Undergraduate Student Awards ceremony on 31 May 2017.

waste students These UC Davis students are using science to change food waste forever
Congratulations to the students working with Professor Ned Spang on the "End of Waste" project -- they won a Big Bang! prize, and are now featured on Uproxx.com.

milk Marco Lab researcch featured on UCD "One Health" blog
The Marco Lab's research is featured in the UCD blog in an article titled "5 Fortifying Facts About Dairy Milk and Microbes".

team Biological Systems Engineering student and team win Big Bang! award
Biological Systems Engineering student and Chromatiscope co-founder Lisa Illes recently presented her team's project at the UC Davis Big Bang! Business competition, where they won $5000 in cash to further their entrepreneurial endeavor.

Dr. Harris Meet FST's new Department Chair Dr. Linda J. Harris
Cooperative Extension Specialist Dr. Linda J. Harris is FST's newest department chair. She began her 5-year term on July 1, 2016 replacing Professor Mike McCarthy who retired last June.

Victor BAE's Victor Duraj wins College of Engineering's Oustanding Staff Award
The UC Davis College of Engineering is pleased to announce the recipients of the colleges first annual Outstanding Staff Awards. The awards recognize and honor staff whose performance demonstrates a strong commitment to the mission and vision of the college.

veggies UC Davis students featured in VegNews article
VegNews story "Students at UC Davis Transforming Pulp into Vegan Snacks"

underdog team Iron Brew Title Goes to the "Underdog"
Inexperienced as they were, they called their beer Underdog IPA. And guess what? It came out on top in this year's Iron Brew competition among students in Charlie Bamforth's "Practical Malting and Brewing" class.

stem event FST grad students help with STEM for Girls event
On Saturday, April 29th, UC Davis hosted its annual STEM for Girls event.

students at picnic day Picnic Day with FST included the return of ice cream
Picnic Day ice cream returned to the Department of Food Science and Technology!

pentair logo Pentair Deepens Connection with the Robert Mondavi Institute
On Wednesday, March 22nd, Pentair, a global leader in water re-use and recycling technology, announced an even stronger connection to the Robert Mondavi Institute Department of Food Science and Technology.

chan 2017 Arla Foods Graduate Fellow: Lauryn Chan
Lauryn Chan, a Master's student in the laboratory of Juliana de Moura Bell, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology (FST), has been awarded the 2017 Arla Foods Graduate Fellowship.

Recent Publications of VEN faculty
Recent Publications of VEN faculty

Lodi visitors Recap of three On the Road extension events
The past couple of months have been quite busy for the extension team at UC Davis, with three On the Road programs in four weeks!

brigham Profile of Executive Director of the Sustainable Wine and Food Processing Center, Jill Brigham
Jill Brigham is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Wine and Food Processing Center at UC Davis, which aims to develop the technologies and processes that will reduce the use of water and energy in the wine, beverage, and food sectors, reduce wastewater and solid wastes, and lower carbon footprints.

widaman VEN alumnus oversees winemaking for Wine Spectator's #1 wine of 2016
VEN alumnus is winemaker of WS wine of the year.

VEN class Course Profile: VEN 101C Professor David Smart
VEN101C is a primary viticulture course in a quarterly series of production courses (VEN101A, B and C). The VEN101C course concerns itself mainly with the environmental physiology of vineyards.

niki Meet Niki Coody, Senior Development Officer
Niki Newberry Coody is the department's new Senior Director of Development in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

kasimatis In Memoriam: A. N. Kasimatis: viticulturist, researcher and extension educator (1921-2016)
A. N. Kasimatis: viticulturist, researcher and extension educator (1921 - 2016)

BAE Departmental Seminar Series information
Upcoming dates, speakers and titles for the Spring quarter BAE Departmental Seminar Series

barzee Student spotlight: Tyler Barzee, BAE PhD student with numerous fellowships
PhD student has won three fellowships in this year alone, adding to an impressive tally.

cantu VEN's Dr. Dario Cantu part of team to sequence Arabica coffee genome
The first public genome sequence for Coffea arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production, was released by researchers at the University of California, Davis including VEN Associate Professor Dario Cantu.

Adams Recent Flavor 101 event focused on research of Dr. Doug Adams
On March 22, the Department of Viticulture & Enology presented a special program dedicated to the career and contributions of Professor Doug Adams, who has recently retired from the department after more than 30 years.

ingredients FST grad students tour Impossible Foods
On Tuesday, April 11th 2017, Food Science Graduate students went to visit Impossible Foods in Redwood City.

rebecca jain Student Profile: Undergrad Rebecca Jain
Rebecca Jain is a third year undergraduate student and Bay Area native. Her interest in wine and viticulture began in high school when her family bought a home on Spring Mountain in Sonoma County.

students UC Davis College Bowl Team Advances to Nationals
The UC Davis College Bowl Team will be advancing to nationals at IFT17 in Las Vegas after taking first place at the IFTSA Pacific Northwest Area Meeting!

Containerized Anaerobic Digestion Units UC Davis FST researchers win large grant from California Energy Commission
Assistant Professors Ned Spang and Christopher Simmons were recently awarded a grant for $3.16M from the California Energy Commission for the project "Demonstrating the Potential for On-Site Electricity Generation from Food Waste Using Containerized Anaerobic Digestion Units".

chancellor BAE mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus William Chancellor
Professor Emeritus William Chancellor died on February 16. His family was with him and he died peacefully. He was 85.