Making News

brewery Sierra Nevada Brewing owners establish endowment in the FST Brewing Program.
Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and his wife, Katie Gonser, have presented UC Davis with a $2 million gift to support the campus' renowned brewing science program.

journal cover FST Ph.D. candidate makes the cover of the Journal of Food Science
Ph.D. candidate Molly Spencer's research on a coffee taster's flavor wheel has made the cover of the Journal of Food Science.

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.

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

Kyria Dr. Kyria Boundy-Mills wins prestigious J. Roger Porter Award
Congratulations to Dr. Kyria Boundy-Mills, curator of the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection in the UC Davis department of Food Science and Technology, who has been awarded the prestigious J. Roger Porter Award by the American Society for Microbiology. This award "recognizes outstanding efforts by a scientist who has demonstrated the importance of microbial biodiversity through sustained curatorial or stewardship activities for a major resource used by the scientific community".

Bamforth Professor Charlie Bamforth wins Stewardship Award
In recognition of faculty and staff efforts to build a culture of philanthropy, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations each year gives out awards for faculty stewardship, staff stewardship and lifetime achievement in stewardship. The office established these awards a year ago and recently held its second annual award presentation.

barile Associate Professor Daniela Barile selected as a Chancellor's Fellow
Associate Professor Daniela Barile has been selected to be a 2016-17 Chancellor's Fellow!

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".

expo FST faculty present at the Natural Foods Expo
Four researchers were invited by the Southern California Institute of Food Technologists to give presentations at the Natural Foods Expo in Los Angeles in March.

Bamforth Professor Charlie Bamforth on KVIE's Studio Sacramento
Dr. Bamforth was on the local PBS television show on March 24.

Mills Professor David Mills featured in Spirited magazine
Dr. Mills is featured in an article titled "It's a Small World: Microbial Fingerprints Leave Their Mark on Winery and Vineyard Sites".

Winter Dr. Carl Winter featured in Bloomberg News
Dr. Winter is featured in a story called "How Organic Produce Can Make America Less Healthy".

Omahony Professor Emeritus Michael O'Mahony wins award from IFT
Dr. O'Mahony will receive his award for excellence within the sensory and consumer sciences field at IFT '17 in Las Vegas this coming June.

hundreds Hundreds learned about yeast at Biodiversity Museum Day
Approximately 3,000 visitors came to UC Davis for Biodiversity Museum Day on February 18. The yeast exhibit was in the Earth and Physical Sciences Building.