William V. Cruess Award: Nicki Engeseth
$3,000 honorarium from IFT and a bronze medal from the Northern California Section of IFT
Nicki Engeseth, Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, received the 2012 William V. Cruess Award for excellence in teaching food science and technology.
Engeseth is being honored for her effectiveness in the classroom, leading curriculum development in her department, and valuable contributions to teaching and learning at multiple levels and venues. Over the years, Engeseth has taught various food chemistry courses to undergraduate and graduate students as well as to food industry professionals in the university's off-campus M.S. food science program. A mentor for many students, she has also created opportunities for students through projects that integrate teaching and research. She has received multiple awards for teaching from the university and its food science and human nutrition department and from national organizations.