Students

Erika Estrada takes first place in IAFP 2021 Poster Competition!

July 22, 2021

Erika Estrada, Ph.D. graduate student in Harris Lab, was awarded first place in the poster presentation in the J. Mac Goepfert Developing Scientists Competition at the International Association for Food Protection meeting in Phoenix, Arizona; first place in the technical talk presentation went to Karuna Kharel, a Ph.D. student at Louisiana State University.  Erika's poster presentation was titled, "Using Whole Genome Sequencing to Characterize the Genetic Diversity of Salmonella enterica Isolated from Raw Inshell Pistachios".

Student Profile: Gita Mallya

May 11, 2021

Student standing:  
Graduate student (MS Viticulture and Enology) 
 
Degree/Focus/interest areas:  
For my master's thesis I’m working in the Montpetit and Runnebaum lab groups looking at whether redox can determine fermentation outcome based on juice conditions and yeast strain! 
 
Where are you from originally?  
Walnut Creek, California 
 
What brought you to UC Davis?  

FST’s Bwalya Lungu and Melissa Huang Feature in March 6th CAES FFA Field Day 2021 Success

March 11, 2021

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).

FST student, a new bakery co-owner, featured in Davis Enterprise column

February 22, 2021

Congratulations to Zoe Mitchell, senior student in Food Science and Brewing, for her mention in Wendy Weitzel's "Comings and Goings" column in the Davis Enterprise on February 19th!  The column, "Mobile and delivery food businesses find their niche", features Zoe and her micro-bakery co-owner Casey Hardi describing their community-supported bakery, Bran & Ash, which operates mainly on a weekly CSB (Community Supported Bread) subscription basis.  The bakery's focus is on local ingredients, natural fermentation and freshly milled wh

Apply for a Roots Fund Scholarship

February 05, 2021

The Roots Fund is a non-profit organization focused on securing the pathway for the Black, Indigenous & LatinX community in wine. Built to create financial support, mentorship, and job placement opportunities. The Roots Fund is out “doing the work,” to create inclusivity for BIPOC in the wine industry. Scholarship applications are open now through March 5th, 2021.

Visit the Roots Fund Website

Apply for a Roots Fund Scholarship

Meet Your Food Science Faculty - Feb. 26, 2021

February 01, 2021

Current and prospective students are invited to join our faculty panel (Drs. Daniela Barile, Bruce German, and Jennifer Smilowitz) for an open discussion about their research, teaching and a Q&A session on Friday, February 26, 2021.  Reserve your spot and submit your questions at: http://bit.ly/foodscifacfeb2021

This event will repeat monthly through May 2021 with a rotating panel of faculty members.  

Virtual Department Seminar Series, Winter 2021 Zann Gates January 28, 2021

Here is the schedule of Food Science and Technology weekly department seminars for the remainder of the Winter 2021 quarter.   (Please email Zann Gates at zgates@ucdavis.edu to get the Zoom link if you don't already receive it via internal communication channels.)