INSTITUTE OF FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS April 2003 No 45
MESSAGE FROM THE LSU FOOD SCIENCE CLUB
The LSU Food Science Club has had an extremely active and productive year. We had the opportunity to raise awareness of our department and club's presence through student organization fairs, Fall Festival, TAger and Tiger Days, Super Science Saturday exhibition and majors fair. Hands-on experiments were used to attract students and explain what Food Science is about. The process of making pimentos was an example we had on display. Taste-tests on sugar-free vs. sugar lemonades and WOW vs. Original Doritos chips drew hundreds of people to our booth that learned about the process of Product Development.
In October 2002, the FDSC club organized a campus-wide food drive and collected over 600 lbs of food for the Greater Baton Rouge's Food Bank. We also helped sell tickets for the local Kiwanis ClubTM Pancake Festival. At the Pancake Festival, a number of our club members volunteered to cook pancakes and clean tables. All of us enjoyed working at these community services.
This has been a great year and we hope that next year will be just as great!
President of Food Science Club
Adapted from the IFTSA website:
The IFTSA College Bowl Competition tests the knowledge of
student teams from across the
Judging for the Science Fair will take place on April 7th. Stay tuned for the results of the LA Gulf Coast IFT section awards in the LA Science and Engineering Fair for the senior and junior divisions. There will be first, second and third place prizes to be awarded.
Visit our website: www.ift.org/sections/gulf/index.htm
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Student Scholarship Winners
Kandasamy Nadarajah, was the winner of the $400 Central Analytical Laboratories award, for his abstract entitled, “Extending the Shelf life of Fresh Catfish Fillets”.
Richelle Lynn Beverly, was the winner of the $250 LA Gulf Coast IFT Section award for her abstract entitled, "Antimicrobial Effect of Cranberry Juice against Listeria monocytogenes".
Hiba A. Bawadi, was the winner of the $250 Tom Quinn and Associates award for her abstract entitled, "In vitro and in vivo inhibition of angiogenic differentiation by rice bioactive polypeptides"
Honorable Mention to Sandeep Bhale, for his abstract entitled "Efficacy of Chitosan Coating on Improving the Shelf Life of Eggs during a 5-week storage at 25C".
We need volunteers for IFT GCS chair for the scholarship committee
Ballots will be sent soon to elect a new IFTGCS
chair-elect. You can turn in your vote
at the crawfish boil. If you would like
to nominate yourself or somebody please email Isabel
Our last Meeting "Fresh-cut Versus Functional
Foods" was a real success. Thanks
to all who came out in support of our local IFT Section and to have a wonderful
evening. The fresh-cut and produce
facility portion of the tour at Dixie Produce, Inc. was highly liked by all in
attendance. I don't think anybody else
in the crowd knew there was such a large produce facility right here in Na'Lins. The
consigned painting on one facade of the building was quite impressive too! The dinner portion at Smiles's
was really good and our stimulating presentation by the former IFT President
& IFT Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Mary Schmidl
was great. Dr Schmidl's
polished talk on "Advances in Functional Foods: Hope or Hype" was
highly interesting and her recent book (Essentials of Functional Foods, Schmidl & Labuza) is still
available! By the way, congratulations
go out to Dr.
John C. Beaulieu, Chair-Elect
ANNUAL SPRING CRAWFISH BOIL
Where: Ingram Hall
(building #325 on LSU campus map) When:
Food Processing and Technology Lab
Tower Drive, LSU campus
Meal: Freshly boiled crawfish, sausage, corn, potatoes, bread & roll, salad, desserts and soft drinks
Schedule: - Social Hour
- Crawfish Boil
- Student Scholarship Presentations
Cost: Members $15.00, Students
Registration: Call, fax or email registration to John C.
Beaulieu: Tel (504) 286-4471; Fax (504) 286-4419, Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send
payment (cash or check payable to LA Gulf Coast IFT) to John C. Beaulieu,
cut along the line
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_______ Deadline for registration is Friday, April 4th.
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Deadline for registration is Friday, April 4th.
2003 IFT Annual Meeting + Food Expo
Registration for the 2003 IFT Annual Meeting + FOOD EXPO® is now open! In addition to the technical sessions and FOOD EXPO® activity, check out these exciting career programs:
-Open Daily during the annual meeting
-View Nationwide Job opportunities in the bureau – new ones posted daily
-Apply for an interview with participating companies of your choice
-Face to face interviews with individual company representatives
-Pre-registered candidates list your career profile in the IFT Resume List
-Large, mid-size and small companies represented
-Representatives from Academic, Industry, Nonprofit and/or Government
-Separate Registration required to participate (New Unemployed Member Rate)!
-Annual Meeting General Attendee Pre-Registration Fee waived for qualified
unemployed IFT members in good standing who register with the Employment Bureau
(Note: a written request and supporting documents must arrive at IFT before June 10)
Download forms and learn more at www.am-fe.ift.org (under Employment Bureau) or www.ift.org/employment/ambureau
● Career Development Workshop Empowering Your Career, Strategies for Success, Tuesday, July 15, , McCormick Place South
You have the education, skills and experience to get the job done, but . . .
Are you really prepared for sudden change?
Do you have an understanding of current industry trends and how they affect your workplace and job performance?
Do you know how to maneuver your way toward a career that you enjoy?
Hear the tactics and learn techniques needed to develop and ensure a successful career. Keynote speaker and facilitator is Joan Lloyd, CSP, widely known nationally syndicated columnist on career and workplace issues. Sessions will be segmented to allow attendee flexibility. Admission is free. Locate more info at www.am-fe.ift.org (under Career Services)
Take your career to the next level! Mark your calendar and plan to attend these events!
IUFoST's World Congress returns to the U.S.
For more than 40 years, the World Congress of Food Science
and Technology has fostered the international cooperation and exchange of
information among scientists, food technologists, and specialists in the areas
of food processing, manufacturing, preservation, storage, and distribution.
After 33 years, IUFoST's World Congress returns to
You will save $100 if you register early. For information and questions call:
1-(708)-486-0715 or email: IUFoST@compusystems.com. The IFT FOOD EXPO® will be held at
If you are coming to the IFT Annual Meeting all you need to do is arrange to stay another three days.
SEE YOU THERE!
Chair, IFT IUFoST Delegates Committee
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