The new award is named after Professors Graham Stewart and Charlie Bamforth. It is most appropriate that this award be named jointly as during the 1990s and 2000s both ran a very successful series of educational symposia to aspiring brewing students in Africa, Asia, India and the Americas. Both have written and edited numerous fundamental malting, brewing and distilling texts that are now routinely referred to by students.
Two members of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Distributed Shared Services Center (DiSSC) have received certifications from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) - human resources managers Andrea Aguilar (from our BFTV Cluster) and Leslie Jones.
DiSSC is a two-year-old department that delivers human resources, payroll and leave administration services throughout the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It was created in 2019 after the campus converted to a new payroll and human resources system called UCPath.
Leadership Board Member Leslie Herzog gets IFT's Calvert Willey Award
April 20, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Anita Oberholster, Cooperative Extension Specialist in Enology, in the Department of Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis! She has been selected by the UC Davis Academic Federation Executive Council as the recipient of the 2021 Academic Federation Distinguished Service Award. As California’s only extension enologist, Anita supports more than 4,500 wineries.
Congratulations to Leslie Herzog, hardworking Food Science and Technology Leadership Board member for over a decade, as well as the VP of Operations and Research Services at The Understanding & Insight Group, LLC. He is the 2021 recipient of the Institute of Food Technologists' Calvert L. Willey Distinguished Service Award.
A big congratulations to Zachary Bendiks, a Ph.D. student of Dr. Maria Marco and a Microbiology Graduate Group member who was selected as one of two recipients of the 2021 Kinsella Memorial Prize.
FST’s Bwalya Lungu and Melissa Huang Feature in March 6th CAES FFA Field Day 2021 Success
March 11, 2021
Congratulation to FST's Dr. Selina Wang, Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist in Fruit and Vegetable Processing, for being selected for the 2021 Academic Federation Excellence in Research Award! The award recognizes the outstanding scholarly research efforts and accomplishments of Academic Federation members. There will be an upcoming UC Dateline story featuring all the awardees, but for now, congratulations to Selina and her lab!
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences 45th Annual Field Day, held March 6th, featured 11 virtual contests, allowing 1,104 Future Farmers of America and 4H students to compete in a very complex event which involved a lot of extra work by all Advisors and Coordinators to make changes, create online content, shoot and edit videos, create new rubrics and more.
UC Davis grabs first place in Regional IFTSA College Bowl 2021
March 08, 2021
The UC Davis College Bowl team went undefeated in this year’s Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) Pacific Northwest Regional Competition, held virtually by Washington State University and University of Idaho, placing first among tough competition. The team consisted of Katie Uhl (graduate student and team captain), Claire Lefebre (undergraduate student), Megha Ramesh (undergraduate student), Maria Shaposhnikov (undergraduate student), Amanda Sinrod (graduate student), and Angela Weber (undergraduate student).
John Bruhn recognized by IAFP as 50+ year Milestone Member
March 03, 2021
IAFP continues its Milestone Member 50+ year recognition with Dr. John Bruhn. John retired from the University of California-Davis after 37 years on the Extension Faculty in dairy foods in the Department of Food Science and Technology. As founder and Director of the UC Davis Dairy Research and Information Center, he conducted applied research and educational programs that emphasized factors affecting the quality and safety of raw and processed milk, and dairy foods.
Marco paper lands March cover of Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology
March 02, 2021
Congratulations to FST’s Dr. Maria Marco and her co-authors on making the March 2021 cover of Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology with their article, “The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) consensus statement on fermented foods”.
Congratulations to Alyson Mitchell, who has been elected to a three-year term as a Councilor for the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. Councilors represent their constituents as part of the governing body of the American Chemical Society. She was also elected to serve on the ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications (CPRC).
Congratulations to FST's Dr. David Mills, who joins ten other UC Davis researchers on the 2020 Clarivate Web of Science Group annual Highly Cited Researchers list. This is the third year in a row that Mills has been on the list - quite an accomplishment! The list identifies exceptional scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence by publishing multiple papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations in a particular field and year, over a 10-year period.
Congratulations to Dr. Selina Wang, the winner of the Olive Wellness Institute's inaugural Achievement Award! Dr. Wang is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in our FST Department, and Research Director of the Olive Center at UC Davis. The Olive Wellness Institute Achievement Award is awarded to someone who has contributed most to olive science or olive related research in the past 5–10 years.
UC Davis graduate students made their presence known at this year’s Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Engineering Division graduate student poster competition, taking home all three top spots.
In recognition of the value of her UC Davis Food Science degrees, Alumna Margaret Lawson ’77, MS ’79, has made an estate commitment to create the Margaret A. Lawson Scholarship for undergraduate students in food science, and the Margaret A. Lawson Fellowship to support graduate students in food science. These funds will be endowed in perpetuity to support and encourage generations of UC Davis students seeking food science degrees.