World Food Safety Day, June 7, 2024

Food Science and Technology's Cooperative Extension would like to wish you all a happy and safe World Food Safety Day today, June 7th. World Food Safety Day is an initiative that was started by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The motto for this year is "Food Safety: Prepare for the Unexpected". 

Donpon (Dawn) Wannasin wins IFT's Caldwell Graduate Fellowship

A huge congratulations to Donpon (Dawn) Wannasin on her being awarded the prestigious and competitive IFT Feeding Tomorrow Fund Dr. Elwood F. Caldwell Graduate Fellowship! Dawn, a first-year Ph.D. student in Selina Wang's lab, was awarded the $25,000 fellowship for her research which focuses on the extraction and characterization of phenolic compounds and other important bioactives in agricultural and food byproducts for potential food and supplement application to improve human and planetary health. 

2024 Distinguished Graduate and Postdoctoral Mentorship Award Recipients

Graduate Studies and Graduate Council are thrilled to honor four extraordinary faculty members with the Distinguished Graduate and Postdoctoral Mentorship Awards. These awards shine a light on the power of mentorship in shaping the academic and professional journeys of UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. 

Meet the 2024 Recipients

Bruce Hammock, Distinguished Professor
Department of Entomology and Nematology

Selina Wang awarded the AOCS Timothy L. Mounts Award

Congratulations to Dr. Selina Wang for winning the 2024 Timothy L. Mounts award, given by the American Oil Chemists Society Edible Applications Technology Division. The award recognizes research related to the science and technology of edible oils or derivatives in food products, which may be basic or applied in nature. This award commemorates Timothy Mounts as a distinguished scientist and leader who made numerous contributions to the science and technology of edible fats and oils.

Give Day 2024 - Sensory Hub General Support Fund

Dear FST Alumni, Donors and Friends, 

I'm delighted to serve the Department of Food Science and Technology as the latest Chair. As a UC Davis alumnus myself, I know how special UC Davis is and the lifelong impact it has on its students. As a member of the faculty, it is particularly rewarding to contribute to the success of our Food Science students and witness the growth of our department and community of supporters.