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       Save the date . . . Scholarship Night     May 11, 2010

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Scholarship Night 2009

The Puget Sound section of the Institute of Food Technologists handed out
scholarships and announced awards at the annual Scholarship Night at
H.D. Hotspurs restaurant May 26, 2009.


This year, PSIFT awarded $10,000 in scholarships. The money for the scholarships was raised at
our annual Supplier's Night that was held back in February of this year. Thank you to all of our
suppliers who attended the Supplier's Night event and made it possible for PSIFT to award these scholarships.

The scholarship committee (Megan Leifson, Josephine Pompey and Paul Cole) reviewed many applications. All applications must meet the criteria to be considered for an award. In the end,
nine applications were selected. There are four Outstanding Student Awards, four Travel Awards,
and one Scholastic Award given out. The students are from Washington State University, and the University of Washington.

7 Scholarship
                  Students 2009
Seven of the nine scholarship recipients were able to attend the meeting. It was a great opportunity to meet some of the up-and-comers in the food science student population and a great event for networking.
Committee Chair
                  Award
PSIFT Committee Chair Erin Gipe receives award from Megan Leifson amd Paul Cole in appreciation for service 2008-2009.

Speaker Lynn
                  Woll
Lynn Woll of Allrecipes.com delivers  insights into what American consumers are eating and recent changes in the their shopping and food preparation habits. Information was gathered through surveys conducted on the Allrecipes.com website.

Outstanding
                  Students 2009
"Outstanding Student" scholarships are presented to Maureen McFerson, Xiaonan Lu, Katharine Chan by Scholarship committee members Megan Leifson, Paul Cole and Josephine Pompey. Not shown: Kyoung Joo-Lee

Travel Award
                  Students 2009
"Travel Awards" are presented to Maria Rosales Soto, Luis Castro, A. Reum Han, Pardeep Narayanan by Scholarship committee members Megan Leifson, Josephine Pompey and Paul Cole.

Amy Leir and
                  friend
PSIFT Membership Director Amy Leir from Oberto and David Lee of Field Roast.

JoAnn and
                  Friends
Becky Kelley from Continental Mills, Joanne Naganawa of Kitchen Resources and Jane Morimoto of Edibles, Editorials, Inc.

Francoise and
                  friends
Josephine Pompey from Department of Health, Masako Sekimoto of Coca Cola Bottling Company and Francoise Brasseur from Continental Mills.


The Scholarships and the Recipients


Scholastic Award:
Patrice Lyon (not shown) is a Junior at WSU in the Food Science program.  This is Patrice's second year to win this award.


Outstanding Student Awards:
Maureen McFerson is a Junior at WSU in the Food Science program who is very active in the Food Science Club and works as an ambassador for the College of Agriculture and Home Economics to promote Food Science. She is also a member of the WSU Product Development Team that will be competing in the IFT Product Development Competition at the IFT Annual meeting in Anaheim.

Katharine Chan is working on her Pharm.D at UW in the Pharmacy program. She has a BS in Biology with a minor in Food Science from Cornell University. She is very interested in microbiology and food safety. Ultimately, she would like to work for the FDA as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer.

Xiaonan Lu is working on his Ph.D. in Food Science at WSU.  His research is determining the sexual maturity in white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) to maximize yield and quality of caviar.

Kyoung Joo-Lee is working on her Ph.D. in Food Science at WSU.  Her research is Antioxidant activity and phenolic contents of grape pomace affected by the treatment of enzymes preparations.  She is very involved as a Senator to the Graduate and Professional Student Association Senate and the Korean Graduate Students Association.

Travel Awards:
A. Reum Han is working on her M.S. in Food Science at WSU and will be presenting two posters at IFT Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA

Maria Rosales Soto is working on her Ph.D. in Food Science at WSU and will be presenting a poster at IFT Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA

Luis Castro is working on his M.S. in Food Science at WSU and will be presenting a poster at IFT Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA

Pardeep Narayanan is working on his M.S. in Food Science at WSU and will be competing in the IFT Product Development Competition at the IFT Annual meeting in Anaheim, CA.

Click here (PDF) to learn more about the scholarships and award criteria.

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