Margaret Lawson creates Scholarship & Fellowship for FST Undergrad and Graduate Students Zann Gates August 25, 2020

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.

Mariah Mier wins IFT's IFTPS - Irving Pflug Memorial Scholarship for 2020

August 17, 2020

Mariah Mier, a 3rd year undergraduate in Food Science and Technology, was awarded the IFT Feeding Tomorrow Foundation’s Institute for Thermal Processing Specialists – Irving Pflug Memorial Scholarship for 2020.  The Feeding Tomorrow scholarships enrich students' lives by making it possible to focus on their studies and extend their experience beyond the classroom with internships or travel scholarships, and contribute to the Feeding Tomorrow Foundation’s mission of attracting, retaining, and celebrating the creative and innovative minds of future food scientists, with a goal of ensuring the

Iron Brew Undergrad Winners Featured on UC Davis News/Dateline

July 28, 2020

Congratulations to Iron Brew Competition winners (and FST Brewing Science undergrads) Baoluo Gao, Charlie Thudium, Andres Rugama, and Eitan Newfield, who along with Anheuser-Busch Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences Dr. Glen Fox, made the UC Davis main News page and are featured in Dateline UC Davis.  The beer from the winning team is on sale now at supporting brewing partner Sudwerk, and in stores next week after August 3rd (details in article).

James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award: Linda J. Harris

May 13, 2020

Congratulations to Linda J. Harris, FST Chair and Cooperative Extension Specialist in Microbial Food Safety, for being awarded the UC Davis Academic Federation’s highest honor, the James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award, named after the late chancellor.  From the announcement: "She has developed an internationally recognized outreach program and is one of the most successful and important food safety microbiologists in the world today.

Safe Transfer of High-Proof Ethanol Using Pumps

March 27, 2020

High-proof (e.g. 70%) ethanol can be an effective sanitizing agent against the coronavirus causing COVID-19.  Spraying of small winery surfaces or equipment for sanitization with this solution is not problematic, especially in a well-ventilated area.  However, pumping high proof ethanol (for the purpose of creating sanitizing solution or sanitizing large pieces of equipment) using a normal winery pump could be hugely dangerous (explosion hazard) and should be avoided

Unit 18 Lecturer for FST3 – Fall 2019

July 31, 2019
The Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a lecturer position to teach FST3 – Introduction to Brewing and Beer during the Fall 2019 Quarter. See for course descriptions. Qualified candidates will have a PhD degree in food science or a related field. Qualified candidates will also have experience teaching brewing topics or will have a strategy for promoting teaching excellence. The ability to connect course concepts to experience in the brewing industry or an academic brewing science research program is highly desired.