The DC section would like to thank the following members who judged the science fair projects and selected the winners who will be recognized at the May 4th meeting: Susan Berkow, Marie Latulippe, Donna McCarter, Robyn Jones, Jennifer Burnham, Mara Dorsch, Jim Heimbach, Marie Riegner, Priya Joy, Monali Yajnik, and Brandon Bridgman. Special thanks go to Robyn Jones and Jennifer McEntire for coordinating this year's judging, and to Michelle Matto for volunteering to co-chair the science fair events with Jennifer next year.
The IFT Student Association (IFTSA) is hosting their 2nd annual "Speed Networking" event for all students attending the Annual Meeting. The purpose of this event is to provide students with the opportunity to practice networking one-on-one in a setting similar to that of "speed dating." To make this year's event an even greater success, IFTSA needs professionals to volunteer one hour on the Monday evening of the Annual Meeting (event details below). If anyone is attending the Annual Meeting and is interested in participating, please E-mail the DC Section's Robyn Jones of the Students-New members Committee at email@example.com and she will compile a list to submit to the committee. Thanks for supporting the students!
Speed Networking - July 18th, 5pm-6pm, Hilton (next to Convention Center), New Orleans
Don't Forget! - The 2005 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo is being held in New Orleans from July 16-20, 2005. Visit http://www.am-fe.ift.org/cms/ for more details. Register before June 17th and save $100!
After the April 11th meeting of the DC section, several section members convened at the IFT office for dinner and mingling with University of Maryland graduate and undergraduate students. Fred Shank, Jennifer McEntire, and Jennifer MacAulay welcomed the four students and seven members. The purpose of the evening was to provide an opportunity for UMD students to talk to professionals and learn about the wide range of careers in the field of food science represented by our membership. Section members learned about the students as well, and will be considering ways to involve and support the students more in upcoming activities. As a result of the meeting, the students will be invited to present their research posters at the May 4th meeting. Thanks to Mary Murphy and Berna Magnuson for organizing the event, and to Fran Seligson, David Haytowitz, Susan Berkow, Jack Cooper and Barbara Blakistone for providing valuable insight to the students.
IFT provides each section with the current “IFT Jobs Available Bulletin,” which lists a variety of positions currently being advertised. IFT policy prohibits providing the listings electronically, but we are happy to fax or email the information. If you would like to receive a copy of this bulletin, please email the Employment Chair, Yaguang Luo, at LuoY@ba.ars.usda.gov.
you have information or ideas that you would like to contribute to the DC
Section IFT Newsletter, please contact the Newsletter Editor, Jennifer Burnham,
The Washington, DC Section IFT & the UDC Food and Nutrition Club
Science Fair Winners and
Executive Committee Guest Speaker,
Dr. Michele Perchonok, NASA
this special meeting, the last of the year for the DC section, area middle
school and high school students conducting outstanding science fair
projects related to food science will be recognized.
The students will be presenting their award-winning posters during
the reception, and will be honored before the lecture.
Students from the University of Maryland will also be presenting
their work in a poster format.
section is fortunate to have a representative from the IFT Executive
Committee, Dr. Michele Perchonok. Dr. Perchonok is the advanced food
technology lead for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute at
NASA/Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and will be speaking on
“The Challenges of Developing a Food System for a Mars Mission”.
Her responsibilities at NASA include space food product
development, menu definition, nutritional requirements implementation,
food processing, and food packaging development for long duration
She also integrates NASA-funded external research with the internal
research at Johnson Space Center.
hope you will be able to attend, to encourage budding food scientists and
hear what promises to be a fascinating talk.
The section would also like to thank the University of the District
of Columbia Nutrition and Food Science Club, especially Cindy Cohen and
Amy Bussia, for assisting with the arrangements and co-hosting the event
May 4, 2005
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
University of the District of Columbia,
Advance registration is
RSVP with the following information to: Jennifer McEntire (firstname.lastname@example.org),
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