Erika Estrada is featured visitor in virtual course interview

November 23, 2020

Erika Estrada, a Ph.D. student in Harris Lab, participated as one of 25 attendees chosen (out of more than 160 applicants) for the Advanced Sequencing Technologies & Bioinformatics Analysis Course (Virtual) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories Meetings and Courses Program.  She was selected as the featured student in the course for CSHL's "Visitor of the Week" interview, in which she shares her future career goals to inspire, mentor and teach future generations of students and her current research aimed at understanding microbial contamination in pistachios.  Very inspiring, Erika!  

DiCaprio and Marco Lead Fermented Foods Study Zann Gates October 09, 2020

It’s not always easy to find silver linings during the COVID-19 pandemic, but here’s one that food scientists at the University of California, Davis, have discovered: More people are exploring the ancient art of fermented foods.

“My mom made her first batch of sauerkraut this summer,” said Maria Marco, a microbiologist and food science professor with the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “With so many of us sheltering-in-place, fermented foods are more popular than ever.”

Margaret Lawson creates Scholarship & Fellowship for FST Undergrad and Graduate Students

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).

FST Team takes 2nd place in 30th Annual IFTSA & Mars Product Development Competition

July 20, 2020

Congratulations to UC Davis Food Science and Technology's Faba Friends Product Development Team for winning second place in the 30th Annual IFTSA & Mars Product Development Competition!   The competition was part of SHIFT20 (IFT’s virtual annual expo, held June 22-23rd).  The team consisted of recent graduates Kat Fernandez (team captain), Josh Bjurman, Jacqueline Yee, and Amanda Ting, and 4th year undergraduates Mirai Miura, Andy Leung, Myhan Nguyen, and Thomas Nguyen.