Awards and Honors
Kyria Boundy-Mills (Food Science and Technology), Tina Jeoh (Biological and Agricultural Engineering) and Peter Hernes (Land, Air and Water Resources) received a $500,000, 2-year award from USDA-AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts challenge area. The objectives of this funding program were to develop novel technologies to convert the lignin or nanocellulose fractions of lignocellulose to value-added materials.
Congratulations to Xiaochen (Ellie) Yin, who recently completed her Ph.D. in food science in the Marco lab, and has been awarded the John E. Kinsella Memorial Prize for outstanding research on her doctoral dissertation examining probiotics and health!
Full details of her prize are written up in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences website here.
Nine FST juniors and seniors were recently awarded Marie and William Cruess Scholarships at the NCIFT-sponsored Food Science and Technology Showcase on March 1. This banquet was created as an annual event to bring together industry, faculty, and students, and to recognize student accomplishment. The award recognizes Mrs. Marie and Professor William Cruess, who was a pioneer in the production of fruit juice beverages, concentrates, and syrups.
The 2018 Marie and William Cruess Scholarships have been awarded to UC Davis FST juniors and seniors who are pursuing FST or Nutrition degrees. This year's recipients are Kyla Broderick, Annie Chan, Theodosia Chryssogelos, Azella Gunarto, Maddison Gurrola, Matthew Poon, Chenhao Qian, Alejandro Saldivar and Adley Tong. The NCIFT Cruess Scholarship Committee awarded $1000 scholarship to each student.