FST 2nd year undergraduate student Yongju Cho (Selina Wang lab) won first place for the student poster competition hosted by the Northern California section of the Institute of Food Technologists, or NCIFT! Her poster title was “A case study using California olive pomace for potential valorization strategy of olive oil industry by-products by the application in avocado oil-based cosmetics”. The honor was given April 25th at their annual Suppliers' Night event, which includes an educational symposium and a suppliers' expo.
I'm truly grateful for the opportunity to present my research project. I hope my project on repurposing olive pomace will contribute to the sustainability of California's agricultural industry. I would also like to extend my gratitude to my mentor Dr. Selina Wang and Dr. Hefei Zhao for their guidance and encouragement. -Yongju Cho