Washington DC Section
Newsletter Excerpts (February 1997, Volume 8, Number 6)
The Washington DC Section will be participating again this year in local county-wide high school science fairs. These science fairs are a rewarding experience and offer local professionals the chance to encourage young people in their scientific endeavours. It's also a unique opportunity to pomote the food and nutritional sceinces. Fairs in need of judges are:
|Fairfax County Science Fair||March 15, 1997|
|Prince William County Science Fair||March 15, 1997|
|DC Regional Fair||March 15, 1997|
|Loudon County Regional Fair||March 20, 1997|
|Prince George's County Regional Fair||April 12, 1997|
If you are interested in judging any of the fairs, please contact Alison Reich at TAS, Inc. 202/337-2625.
Section members received ballots to elect officers for the 1997-98 term and to approve revised section by-laws in this issue of the newsletter. The new by-laws update the section by-laws to conform with a number of changes made by the Council and IFT Executive Committee in recent years. Remember to vote and send you ballot in by the due date, March 20.
Outstanding Professor and Scholarship Awards
The Eastern Foods Science Conference X has established an award for an outstanding professor in the field of Food Science and Technology and two scholarship awards for an outstanding Junior and Senior. Awards will be presented at the biennial conference meeting to be held November 2-5, 1997 in Newport, Rhode Island. For further details, contact Dr. Leslie Bluhm, FDA, HFS-015, 200 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20204
The April meeting will be held on the 30th and will feature Dr. Fred Shank, Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA; Dr. Patsy Brannon, Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland; and Dr. Cameron Hackney, Chair, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech. as well as honoring first place science fair winners. This will be a joint meeting with the Baltimore Section of IFT and will take place at the German Embassy--More details to follow.
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