Scholarship Night 2013 at Starbucks
at the annual Scholarship Night at Starbucks headquarters in Seattle on May 14, 2013.
Starbucks co-founder Dave Olsen provide the keynote presentation to a crowd of over 90 people. He shared stories
of his first product development on a shoe string up through creation of today's professional team of food science
professionals. Students were treated to a tour of the headquarters which included a coffee tasting session.
This year, PSIFT awarded $12,000 in scholarship money. The money for the scholarships was raised at our annual Supplier's Night that was held back in March 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, Kristen Yaney, Kimberly Bowman 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 and five Travel Awards.
Oustanding Students Scholarship awards.
Scholarship Committee: (L to R) Kristen Yaney, Josephine Pompey, Megan Leifson, Kimberly Bowman, and Paul Cole.
PSIFT Section Chair Chris Charles.
Travel Awards Scholarship awards.
2013 Scholarship Recipients.
Washington State Science Fair:
Middle School Award Winner.
The Scholarships and the Recipients
Luis Castro Oral presentation at American Society of Brewing Chemists, Phoenix, AZ
Tao Dong Poster presentation at IFT Annual Meeting in Chicago
Donglei Luan Oral presentation at International Microwave Power Institute, Providence, RI
Ellen Bornhorst Poster presentation at IFT Annual Meeting in Chicago
Kanishka Bhunia Poster Competition & Presentation at IFT Annual Meeting in Chicago
Scholastic Achievement Award
Dinesh Uduwana Studying for Masters in Food Science
Sumeet Dhawan Studying for Doctorate in Food Science
Outstanding Student Award
Brianna Dunn Junior studying Food Science
Allison Baker Studying for Masters in Food Science
Jing Peng Studying for Doctorate in Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Yang Jiao Studying for Doctorate in Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Wenjia Zhang Studying for Doctorate in Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Click here (DOC) to learn more about the scholarships and award criteria.