Awards and Honors

Awards and Announcements

December 21, 2022

Luis Diaz-Garcia, Assistant Professor, has been named a CAMPOS Faculty Scholar for 2022-23. The Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS) was established in 2012 to expand the presence of women and underrepresented faculty in STEM at UC Davis. CAMPOS Faculty Scholars have a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of the diverse student population which closely reflects the population of the state of California.

Grad Student Emily Newman a Featured Keller Pathway Fellow

November 18, 2022
Keller Pathway Fellow Emily Newman Recovering and repurposing waste streams from the food and beverage industries

Emily Newman is a graduate student in the Food Science and Technology Graduate Group at UC Davis. She conducts research in the brewing lab, focused on upcycling waste from the brewing industry. Emily earned a B.S. in food science and technology from UMass Amherst and  has worked as a researcher at UMass Amherst and North Carolina State on plant protein and plant-based alternatives.

Glen Fox receives Outstanding Service Award from UC Davis CPE

November 14, 2022

FST's Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences, Dr. Glen Fox, received an Outstanding Service Award for 2022 from UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education (CPE).  The award celebrates the dedication, enthusiasm, excellent teaching and service by the instructors on behalf of UC Davis CPE.  The awards were presented at the Outstanding Service Awards and Instructor Appreciation Reception on September 8th.  

Paper by Ph.D. student Katie Uhl and Professor Mitchell chosen for Oct. 2022 cover of ACS Food Science & Technology

October 26, 2022
FST Ph.D. student Katherine (Katie) Uhl and her research advisor, Professor Alyson Mitchell, have published the first paper characterizing the aroma profile of blue elderflowers.  Their paper, “Headspace Volatile Organic and Phenolic Compounds in Elderflowers and Elderflower Teas of Blue Elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea)” was selected as the cover image for October 2022 (above) for the journal ACS Food Science & Technology. 

Anita Oberholster, Elizabeth Tomasino and Tom Collins Nominated for Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards 2022 Innovator(s) of the Year

September 15, 2022

Anita Oberholster (Vice-Chair and Cooperative Extension Specialist in Enology in the Department of Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis), Elizabeth Tomasino (Associate Professor of Enology in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University), and Tom Collins (Assistant Professor in Viticulture and Enology at Washington State University) have been nominated for the Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards 2022 Innovator(s) of the Year for their work toward understanding and managing the effects of wildfire smoke in grapes and wine! 

Congratulations to the 2022 Viticulture and Enology Scholarship & Award Recipients

September 12, 2022

Congratulations to all students who received scholarships and awards this year. Scholarship winners were celebrated on Friday, June 10, 2022, during the Department of Viticulture and Enology graduation ceremony.  The Department is grateful to the generous donors who make these opportunities possible. 

The Department of Viticulture and Enology awarded the following students with department citations at the end of the 2021-22 academic year.  

Departmental Awards 
  • Outstanding Senior and Department Citation: Arpa Boghozian 

Awards and Honors

September 12, 2022

David Block, Chair & Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, and Konrad Miller, Adjunct Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, have won a Special Mention from the OIV - International Organisation of Vine and Wine in their 2022 book awards for their textbook: Unit Operations in Winery, Brewery, and Distillery Design. A ceremony will take place in France on September 30th.