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Erika
Deadline upcoming - October 1st! Evan Turek Memorial Scholarship and Internship Sponsored by Kraft

Dear fellow students,

Do not miss the chance to apply for this great opportunity!

http://www.ift.org/community/students/scholarships/evan-turek-kraft-foods.aspx

Sponsor: Kraft Foods

About: Evan Turek was an exceptional mentor who was dedicated to helping shape the next generation of food science scientists and developing leaders in the field. Through Feeding Tomorrow, the Evan Turek Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate in food science that embodies the scientific and leadership characteristics of Evan Turek.

The scholarship recipient will also have the opportunity to intern at Kraft Foods Group in the summer of 2015. The internship will pay a weekly salary and offer subsidized housing. The location of the internship assignment will depend on Kraft’s needs. Potential internship locations include Glenview, IL, Tarrytown, NY, or Madison, WI.

Deadline : The scholarship application deadline is October 1, 2014.

Award:

  • One (1) $1,000 Scholarship

One paid summer internship with subsidized housing provided by Kraft Foods

Opportunity to attend the 2015 IFT Annual Food Meeting & Expo ® in Chicago at the expense of Kraft Foods

Eligibility

Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time rising sophomore, junior, or senior university student pursuing a food science degree at anIFT-approved undergraduate programfor the 2015-2016 academic year. *** If you are currently a senior who will be graduating before May 2015, you are not eligible for this scholarship.

Applicant’s major must align with an area of interest at Kraft Foods Group (food science, nutrition, agricultural engineering, biochemistry, chemical engineering, dairy science, food chemistry, food engineering, food packaging, non-thermal processing or related discipline)

Applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA in food science

Applicant must demonstrate exceptional leadership experience

Applicant must be an IFTSA member at the time of application

Applicant must have or obtain a F1 visa if he or she is an international student

Timeframe of Scholarship/Internship Recruitment

Kraft Foods Group will conduct phone and/or video interviews for top candidates in mid November 2014

Final candidate will be notified by December 2014

Scholarship recipient will begin a (10-12 week) internship with Kraft Foods Group beginning in mid-May/June 2015

Scholarship recipient will also be invited to attend the IFT15 in Chicago at Kraft Foods’ expense

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4 hours ago
Erika
Deadline upcoming - October 1st! Evan Turek Memorial Scholarship and Internship Sponsored by Kraft

Dear fellow students,

Do not miss the chance to apply for this great opportunity!

http://www.ift.org/community/students/scholarships/evan-turek-kraft-foods.aspx

Sponsor: Kraft Foods

About: Evan Turek was an exceptional mentor who was dedicated to helping shape the next generation of food science scientists and developing leaders in the field. Through Feeding Tomorrow, the Evan Turek Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate in food science that embodies the scientific and leadership characteristics of Evan Turek.

The scholarship recipient will also have the opportunity to intern at Kraft Foods Group in the summer of 2015. The internship will pay a weekly salary and offer subsidized housing. The location of the internship assignment will depend on Kraft’s needs. Potential internship locations include Glenview, IL, Tarrytown, NY, or Madison, WI.

Deadline : The scholarship application deadline is October 1, 2014.

Award:

  • One (1) $1,000 Scholarship

One paid summer internship with subsidized housing provided by Kraft Foods

Opportunity to attend the 2015 IFT Annual Food Meeting & Expo ® in Chicago at the expense of Kraft Foods

Eligibility

Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time rising sophomore, junior, or senior university student pursuing a food science degree at anIFT-approved undergraduate programfor the 2015-2016 academic year. *** If you are currently a senior who will be graduating before May 2015, you are not eligible for this scholarship.

Applicant’s major must align with an area of interest at Kraft Foods Group (food science, nutrition, agricultural engineering, biochemistry, chemical engineering, dairy science, food chemistry, food engineering, food packaging, non-thermal processing or related discipline)

Applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA in food science

Applicant must demonstrate exceptional leadership experience

Applicant must be an IFTSA member at the time of application

Applicant must have or obtain a F1 visa if he or she is an international student

Timeframe of Scholarship/Internship Recruitment

Kraft Foods Group will conduct phone and/or video interviews for top candidates in mid November 2014

Final candidate will be notified by December 2014

Scholarship recipient will begin a (10-12 week) internship with Kraft Foods Group beginning in mid-May/June 2015

Scholarship recipient will also be invited to attend the IFT15 in Chicago at Kraft Foods’ expense

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Callista
Looking for internship for the summer of 2015
I am currently looking for a summer 2015 internship, preferably in the eastern United States. Please let me know if you know of anything. Thank you!
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19 hours ago
Kara
A Chat with...Don Schaffner - IFTSA Division Member Interview

The "A Chat with..." series is a series of monthly division member interviews started in November 2013 and shared on the IFT Student Association blog, Science Meets Food.

Don Schaffner HeadshotName:
 Don Schaffner
Job Title: Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist
Company/Institution: Rutgers University
IFT Divisions to which you belong: Food Microbiology, Education, Extension and Outreach
Highest Level of Education/Degree: PhD

What does your schedule look like today? My schedule is different every day. Today was one of those days that comes along very infrequently. I didn’t have anything scheduled except a phone call with a friend to catch up. I spent the day clearing out my email inbox, and following up on little annoying tasks like submitting travel expenses, submitting peer-reviews of manuscripts and the like. I felt good about doing that today because earlier in the week I had taken care of a couple of “big rocks”, i.e. writing peer-reviewed manuscripts and responding to anonymous reviewers that had reviewed our work.

How did you go about finding your current job? If you don’t count summer jobs and working as a graduate assistant in graduate school, I’ve only ever had one job. That’s the one I hold now. I found it by reading and ad placed in the back of Food Technology magazine.

If you weren’t a Food Scientist, what would you be doing? I’ve always had an interest and an affinity for computers. If things turned out differently I might be a computer programmer. I’ve also had an interest and an affinity for statistics. I think that if I had not discovered food science, and specifically food microbiology I might have been an epidemiologist.

Don, dressed as a cockroach, kissing his wife at the International Association for Food Protection conference

Don, dressed as a cockroach, kissing his wife at the International Association for Food Protection conference

Who do you think is the most influential person in your field?  I think that’s a silly question. When I was an undergraduate student I took a class entitled “Social Implications of Technology, Society, and the Human Condition”. It was one of the best classes I took as an undergraduate student. In this class the professor debunked the “great man theory of history”. Certainly success and influence can come from hard work, but in my opinion it’s also a matter of luck. I’ve certainly had some measure of success in my career, but what if I hadn’t been reading Food Technology that day? What if I didn’t see that ad? What if as a high school senior, I hadn’t had the good fortune to meet with a food science professor and decide to major in food science? My influence today might be different. It would also be true for any “most influential person” I might care to name.

Don in college

When are you most inspired?  I’m most inspired when I’m doing what I love. That might be meeting with a graduate student, teaching an extension workshop, talking with a colleague, going for a walk, writing a peer-reviewed manuscript, or lately, recording a podcast.

Why should I join the Food Microbiology Division or any otherIFT Division?  It’s always great to find people with a common interest. IFT divisions are one way to do that.

(To join one or more of IFT’s Divisions, click here)

What is your favorite food?  Chocolate.

Follow Don on Twitter at @bugcounter and check out his website www.foodsafetytalk.com!

Email him directly at schaffner@aesop.rutgers.edu.
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Contact Kara at kadams@ift.org if you know a division member that would like to participate in the "A Chat with..." series!

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20 hours ago
Kara
A Chat with...Don Schaffner - IFTSA Division Member Interview

The "A Chat with..." series is a series of monthly division member interviews started in November 2013 and shared on the IFT Student Association blog, Science Meets Food.

Don Schaffner HeadshotName:
 Don Schaffner
Job Title: Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist
Company/Institution: Rutgers University
IFT Divisions to which you belong: Food Microbiology, Education, Extension and Outreach
Highest Level of Education/Degree: PhD

What does your schedule look like today? My schedule is different every day. Today was one of those days that comes along very infrequently. I didn’t have anything scheduled except a phone call with a friend to catch up. I spent the day clearing out my email inbox, and following up on little annoying tasks like submitting travel expenses, submitting peer-reviews of manuscripts and the like. I felt good about doing that today because earlier in the week I had taken care of a couple of “big rocks”, i.e. writing peer-reviewed manuscripts and responding to anonymous reviewers that had reviewed our work.

How did you go about finding your current job? If you don’t count summer jobs and working as a graduate assistant in graduate school, I’ve only ever had one job. That’s the one I hold now. I found it by reading and ad placed in the back of Food Technology magazine.

If you weren’t a Food Scientist, what would you be doing? I’ve always had an interest and an affinity for computers. If things turned out differently I might be a computer programmer. I’ve also had an interest and an affinity for statistics. I think that if I had not discovered food science, and specifically food microbiology I might have been an epidemiologist.

Don, dressed as a cockroach, kissing his wife at the International Association for Food Protection conference

Don, dressed as a cockroach, kissing his wife at the International Association for Food Protection conference

Who do you think is the most influential person in your field?  I think that’s a silly question. When I was an undergraduate student I took a class entitled “Social Implications of Technology, Society, and the Human Condition”. It was one of the best classes I took as an undergraduate student. In this class the professor debunked the “great man theory of history”. Certainly success and influence can come from hard work, but in my opinion it’s also a matter of luck. I’ve certainly had some measure of success in my career, but what if I hadn’t been reading Food Technology that day? What if I didn’t see that ad? What if as a high school senior, I hadn’t had the good fortune to meet with a food science professor and decide to major in food science? My influence today might be different. It would also be true for any “most influential person” I might care to name.

Don in college

When are you most inspired?  I’m most inspired when I’m doing what I love. That might be meeting with a graduate student, teaching an extension workshop, talking with a colleague, going for a walk, writing a peer-reviewed manuscript, or lately, recording a podcast.

Why should I join the Food Microbiology Division or any otherIFT Division?  It’s always great to find people with a common interest. IFT divisions are one way to do that.

(To join one or more of IFT’s Divisions, click here)

What is your favorite food?  Chocolate.

Follow Don on Twitter at @bugcounter and check out his website www.foodsafetytalk.com!

Email him directly at schaffner@aesop.rutgers.edu.
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Contact Kara at kadams@ift.org if you know a division member that would like to participate in the "A Chat with..." series!

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