University of Georgia associate professor receives mid-career award
Epsilon Sigma Phi presented its Southern Region Distinguished Mid-Career Award to University of Georgia Associate Professor and Extension Specialist Elizabeth L. Andress at its annual meeting. 

Andress works in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. She develops, implements, and evaluates extension programs in food safety to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. She is a leader in the education of foodservice employees and consumers in Georgia and has an international reputation as a home food preservation expert. 

Andress co-authored The USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning and currently serves as project director for the National Center for Home Food Preservation. She holds a doctorate degree in food science from Pennsylvania State University. 

Epsilon Sigma Phi is a national Extension honorary fraternity. Awards for outstanding career achievement are presented each year to mid-career professionals at the state and regional levels. 

University of Massachusetts professor elected to post with ILSI
Members of the North American Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) elected University of Massachusetts Professor and Department of Food Science Head Fergus M. Clydesdale Chair of the Board of Trustees. 

Clydesdale was elected at the North American Branch’s annual meeting in January 2001. ILSI is a nonprofit worldwide foundation established in 1978 to advance the understanding of scientific issues relating to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment. The institute is affiliated with the World Health Organization as a “non-governmental” organization and has specialized consultative status with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 

Students invited to compete in food development contest
National Starch and Chemical Co. is offering Canadian and U.S.-based food technology students a chance to win a free trip to this year’s Institute of Food Technologists’ Annual Meeting and Food Expo, June 24-27, in New Orleans, La. 

Students are asked to develop creative applications for Novation™ starches. The purpose of the contest is to give students an opportunity to test their creativity and reward their accomplishments.

Contest entries must be received by April 28, 2001. Interested students can download instructions and request samples from the Web site at They can also contact National Starch and Chemical Company at ATTN: Novation Contest, 10 Finderne Ave., Bridgewater, NJ 08807, or call 1-908-685-5226.

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