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kronfli VEN grad student takes 2nd in Best Wine Student of La Soiree competition
Congratulations to Edward Kronfli III, who placed second in the Best Wine Student of La Soiree competition in San Francisco on November 17.

Izzy FST PhD student Izzy Castner wins AASHE Campus Sustainability Research Award
The award recognized work presented in a paper titled "The Nitrogen Footprint Tool Network: A Multi-Institution Program to Research and Reduce Nitrogen Pollution".

Ryan Dowdy How FST Grad Student Ryan Dowdy Fights Climate Change
Ryan Dowdy's research could revolutionize California's food and agriculture industry while simultaneously fighting climate change. The fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Food Science graduate group works with Assistant Professor Christopher Simmons to convert biological food waste into electricity.

Irene Yim FST Grad Student Irene Yim's Mission to Improve Food Safety
Grad student Irene Yim was recently profiled on the Grad Studies website. Read about her research in food safety that's supported by her professional cooking background.

panelists Dr. Christine Bruhn facilitates discussion of the film "Food Evolution"
Recently, Dr. Christine Bruhn facilitated a discussion of Food Evolution, an IFT-commissioned film addressing genetic engineering, with NCIFT Young Professionals.

beer Sign up for the Brewing Science summer abroad program in the UK
The brewing of beer represents the most exquisite convergence of diverse sciences (botany, plant physiology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, chemical engineering, and more) in pursuit of a product that is as complex as it is delightful. Sign up today to learn all about it in the heart of England.

Bruhn award CE Specialist Emerita Dr. Christine Bruhn wins IAFP Lifetime Achievement Award
Christine Bruhn is the recipient of the 2017 International Association for Food Protections Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Pan Dr. Zhongli Pan receives Chinese Government Friendship Award
Dr. Zhongli Pan received Chinese Government Friendship Award at a grand Award Ceremony held on September 29th, 2017 in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing. The award was conferred by Vice Premier Ma Kai.

mango farmers FST Doctoral student travels to Ghana to work on Trellis Fund mango project
Nick Reitz traveled to Ghana with a Trellis Fund project via the Horticulture Innovation Lab earlier this year, working with mango farmers there on postharvest handling and processing. The Trellis Fund is currently recruiting more students.

cooking FSGSA's "Cooking Class" Fundraiser is November 10
Graduate students in the Department of Food Science & Technology (FST) are hosting another fundraising dinner: "Cooking Class" at the Robert Mondavi Institute.

Taft FST Post-doctoral research fellow receives prestigious NIH F32 Fellowship
Dr. Diana Taft, a postdoctoral research fellow in Professor David A. Mills' lab is the recipient of an Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship.

bisson Dr. Linda Bisson retires after 32 years in the Department
For 32 years, Linda taught wine production, the biology of yeast, and graduate courses in genetics.

mitchell Dr. Alyson Mitchell elected Fellow of ACS
Professor Alyson Mitchell is a newly elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society!

winery Chik Brenneman to receive CAES' Award of Distinction for staff
Chik Brenneman to receive CAES' Award of Distinction for staff

Recent Publications of VEN faculty
Recent Publications of VEN faculty

Nathan and spencer Teaching and Research Winery and Vineyard Updates
Harvest, staffing and tackling Pierce's Disease: Chik Brenneman fills us in on the latest from the winery.