Students

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 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!

Erika Estrada elected to Vice-Chair of Student IAFP Group Zann Gates May 14, 2020

Last week, Erika Estrada, a Ph.D. student in Harris Lab, received the exciting news that she was elected as the 2020-2021 Vice-Chair for the Student Professional Development Group (SPDG) for the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP). In 2021, Erika will step up and serve as the Chair of the SPDG.

FST Ph.D. Student Erika Estrada Shares her Story Zann Gates March 06, 2020

Congratulation to Erika Estrada, Ph.D. Student in Harris Lab, for sharing her story, "From Farm Worker to PhD: My 10-Year Journey" on the UC Davis First Generation Initiative website (Office of Undergraduate Education).  

You can read her inspiring story, written by herself and Hailey Chatterton, here.

Student Profile: DEVO president Hannah Hanlon Andrea Thompson January 21, 2020

Undergraduate Hannah Hanlon grew up in rural Minnesota, complaining about working for her parents as many children do. When she was ten years old, her parents opened a small family-run winery. Working summers in the vineyard and tasting room, and winters in the winery, she was determined to get out of the country and out of farming.

FST undergrads win award for video about bromelain in pineapple Andrea Thompson September 25, 2019

Congratulations to undergraduates Kat Fernandez, Jacqueline Yee and Matthew Poon, whose video won 1st Place in the Food Science in Action competition held by the Journal of Food Science Education at IFT.

The Food Science in Action competition aims to develop a rich library of foundational food science resources for K-12 STEM educators. 

Course Profile: VEN 170 Wine Regulations

August 08, 2019

VEN 170, Wine Regulations, was taught for the first time in the spring of 2019. The course covered regulation of the wine industry, including regulation at the local, state, and federal levels. This material was covered with the help of outside speakers in a seminar style. Topics included the Taxation and Trade Bureau, Alcoholic Beverage Control, OSHA, FDA/FSMA, and importation and distribution. In addition, Chik Brenneman, former UC Davis Winemaker, went through all of the steps and agencies he had to deal with in order to start his own winery business.

Congratulations to VEN scholarship winners

August 06, 2019

Congratulations to all of our students who won scholarships this year!  Scholarship winners were celebrated on June 4 at a barbecue overlooking the Good Life Garden at UC Davis.  Many donors were present at the celebration and mingled with the students.  The Department is grateful to our generous donors who make these opportunities possible.