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Tejuana
July 15th Call - Review

Good Afternoon All,

I’ve attached a copy of the slides from our last meetingthat took place on July 15th. Below is some feedback that took placeduring our call.

Fennema Lecture:  The Fennema Lecture was an inspiringconversation and the room was full. Although the workshop lacked much of theattendance, the content was enjoyed by attendees. It was suggested to move theFennema Lecture and Workshop closer together. Presentation conflicts preventedpeople from attending the workshop.

It was also suggested to possibly develop a class settingfor the Fennema Workshop. Suggestions arose for the Fennema Workshop topic nextyear would include a case study and explanation on how it was developed.

Session Length:  Feedback regarding the session length was thatsessions were too short. It was suggested that Interactive Panels be at leastan hour. The networking session attendance was also low. Some topics to lookfor next year should be Academia and Generations, Generational learning. It’salso suggested to involve the Student Association more.

If you have any feedback that you’d like to include, orwould like to respond to any of the feedback listed, please be sure to commentor send me an email.

Once again, thank you for all of your help and assistancewith the 2014 Annual Meeting & Scientific Program.

Best,

TJ

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Kara
Frequently Missed Question - July 24th
When you comment, remember to explain the reasoning you used to come to your answer selection.  

Please also remember to complete the Food Microbiology mini-quiz and webcast evaluation (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MicrobiologyWebcast) by the end of the day Friday. Thanks!

Question:

Food safety-related challenge studies areused to validate food safety in processing procedures, product storageconditions and shelf life.  Which of thefollowing is NOT an example of a challenge study?

A. inactivation study

B. growth inhibition study

C. oxidative rancidity study

D. pathogen combination study

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Erica
Where do college graduates work? Focus on STEM
I think a lot of food science students wonder where they can gets jobs after college or graduate school. In the new craze of infographics, I thought this was a particularly striking (and interactive!) infographic. It's about where college graduates work after college, and the focus is on STEM professions. It doesn't address food science directly, but it does break out STEM professions into engineering, physical sciences, biological/agricultural sciences, and so on. One thing I thought was particularly interesting was that most STEM college majors DON'T go on to work in a STEM job- most end up in a non-science role. As a scientist and huge STEM proponent, I think this highlights the need now more than ever to encourage our young people to pursue jobs in the sciences! Check it out: http://www.census.gov/dataviz/visualizations/stem/stem-html/
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Yiwen
MFD Poster Competition at IFT!
Hello Everyone,

Please see attached for the winners of the Muscle Foods Division graduate student poster competition from this past IFT Annual Meeting. The newsletter also includes the abstracts of all the winners and finalists. Please don't hesitate to contact the students if you are interested in learning more about their research!

Thanks,
Yiwen Thor
MFD Student Representative
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Oscar
Article of the Week - High-Reliability Organization
A few days ago I learned from the Quality Group, Inc the term High-Reliability Organization and how it can be related to Operational Excellence.

I did a bit of a search and it was interesting to learn more about the concept. So, I decided to share one of the articles that describes the term.

Design of high reliability organizations in health care


Do you think that this is a term that has potential in the food and beverages sector?
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