Awards and Honors

FST Emeritus John Bruhn Celebrates 50-year IFT Member Anniversary

July 07, 2020

John C. Bruhn, FST Cooperative Extension Specialist Emeritus, is celebrating his 50-year anniversary as an IFT member.  As related by IFT's Margaret Malochleb in the June, 2020 issue of Food Technology magazine, "For John Bruhn, extension specialist emeritus at the University of California, Davis, IFT has been a part of his life since his university days. “IFT captured my attention first when I was awarded the IFT Gerber Scholarship as a junior (1957) and senior (1958) at Michigan State University,” he says.

Kat Fernandez, finalist for the IFTSA Excellence in Leadership Award Zann Gates June 10, 2020

Congratulations to recent 2020 Food Science & Technology graduate, Kat Fernandez, for being selected as one of three finalists for the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association's (IFTSA) Excellence in Leadership Award for the Undergraduate Category.  The award recognizes those who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in their execution of student activities that furthers the mission of IFT.  Great achievement, Kat!

Kat Fernandez: a finalist for the IFTSA Excellence in Leadership Award

June 10, 2020

Congratulations to recent 2020 Food Science & Technology graduate, Kat Fernandez, for being selected as one of three finalists for the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association's (IFTSA) Excellence in Leadership Award for the Undergraduate Category.  The award recognizes those who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in their execution of student activities that furthers the mission of IFT.  Great achievement, Kat!

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.

FST's Vanessa Lieberman wins UC Davis Safety Star Award

January 24, 2020

Congratulations go out to Vanessa Lieberman, FST's Department Safety Coordinator in Biosafety and a Lab Assistant in the Harris Lab, who has won the UC Davis Safety Star Award for the 4th quarter of 2019!

Two separate nominators submitted Lieberman's name for the award: Philip Barruel, the Campus Biological Safety Manager, and Dr. Erin DiCaprio, Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Department of Food Science and Technology.

Dr. Paul Singh named Harraways Visiting Professor by the University of Otago

January 22, 2020

New Zealand's University of Otago named FST Distinguished Professor Emeritus Paul Singh the 2020 Harraways Visiting Professor.

The university's website announced his appointment with a news story, explaining, "Professor Singh is highly recognised in the field of food engineering education, research, development, consultation and technology transfer programs.

"Professor Singh will give workshops and public lectures in Dunedin and Auckland during his August visit, and also attend the Institute of Food Science and Technology 20th World Congress in Auckland."

Drs. Marco and DiCaprio win USDA grant to study produce fermentation Andrea Thompson December 17, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Maria Marco and Cooperative Extension Specialist Dr. Erin DiCaprio, who won a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand the science and education of fermented fruits and vegetables.

The news was covered by UC Davis Magazine.  Click here to read all about it!