Making News

cooking FSGSA's "Cooking Class" Fundraiser is August 26
Graduate students in the Department of Food Science & Technology (FST) are hosting their first-ever fundraising dinner: "Cooking Class" at the Robert Mondavi Institute.

cocoa beans Food Evolution: The Impact of Society and Science on the Fermentation of Cocoa Beans
The IFT blog recently featured research from Gulustan Ozturk and Professor Glenn Young in celebration of World Chocolate Day.

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

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.

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".

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.

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.

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!