Awards and Honors

FST students win Iron Brew 2023

Congratulations to the 2023 Iron Brew winners! Each year, the students in the practical malting and brewing course at UC Davis formulate a recipe and compete for the Iron Brew title. The winning team includes Food Science and Technology students Sarah Jane Suriano, Asuka Okamoto, Yoon Jung Choi and Zachary Alan Carling. Their English porter was scaled up with the help of Sudwerk Brewing Company and will be released at the Gunrock Pub on campus June 8, and at Sudwerk on June 9.

NCIFT 1st place win in student poster competition for undergrad Yongju Cho

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.  

Bamforth is 2023 Craft Beer Pioneer

Dr. Charlie Bamforth, FST Distinguished Professor Emeritus, was honored as the 2023 Craft Beer Pioneer at the Third Annual Brewers Cup of California.  The Pioneer Award was created to "recognize an individual who has propelled the craft beer industry over the years and helped shape it into what it is today. These individuals are synonymous with California’s beer scene, and it is a privilege to be able to celebrate their contributions with this prestigious award." 

Awards and Announcements

Luis Diaz-Garcia, Assistant Professor, has been named a CAMPOS Faculty Scholar for 2022-23. The Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS) was established in 2012 to expand the presence of women and underrepresented faculty in STEM at UC Davis. CAMPOS Faculty Scholars have a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of the diverse student population which closely reflects the population of the state of California.

Grad Student Emily Newman a Featured Keller Pathway Fellow

Keller Pathway Fellow Emily Newman Recovering and repurposing waste streams from the food and beverage industries

Emily Newman is a graduate student in the Food Science and Technology Graduate Group at UC Davis. She conducts research in the brewing lab, focused on upcycling waste from the brewing industry. Emily earned a B.S. in food science and technology from UMass Amherst and  has worked as a researcher at UMass Amherst and North Carolina State on plant protein and plant-based alternatives.