Sensory Science Scholarship Fund seeks applicants
The Sensory Science Scholarship Fund is seeking applicants for its annual award, which supports Ph.D. students who intend to teach and conduct research in the area of sensory science at the university level.

The fund will award one $14,000 scholarship for the 2002-03 academic year. The award honors the memory of Professor Rose Marie Pangborn, who initiated the scholarship fund to encourage the education of sensory scientists who intend to go into academic careers.

Applicants for the scholarship must be enrolled in Ph.D. programs in areas such as food science, nutrition, psychology, or physiology. Planned or on-going dissertation research must be on a sensory topic under the guidance of a recognized sensory scientist.

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their academic records, intended research in human sensory science, commitment to a career in teaching in the field of sensory science, and support in letters of recommendation. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 29, 2002. For additional information and application forms, contact Rick Mattes, Purdue University, Department of Foods and Nutrition, 212 Stone Hall, W. Lafayette, IN 47907-1264 (phone765-494-0662, fax 765-494-0674, or [email protected]).

Penn State receives donation for Food Science Building
Blommer Chocolate Co., a chocolate manufacturer based in Chicago, Ill., gave $250,000 to Penn State for a new Food Science Building at the school’s University Park campus.

The building will contain laboratories, classrooms, offices, pilot-scale processing facilities, and a new creamery manufacturing and sales area. It will be located about a block east of the current facility, the 68-year old Borland Lab. The estimated cost is $22 million in combined private, state, and University funds. The new facility will enable the Food Science department to use state-of-the-art food processing equipment and broaden the range of experiments it conducts. The building should be completed in 2005.

Payment due for institutional access to JFS online
Current institutional subscribers to the online version of Journal of Food Science must renew their “general IP address recognition” agreement by February 28, 2002. If payment of the annual $225 service fee is not received by that date, the institution will no longer be able to access JFS on-line without using a password each time. Current institutional subscribers were notified of this new service fee with their September 2001 renewal notice.

The “general IP address recognition” allows users at the institution to access the password-protected JFS Online via IFT’s Web site without using a password each time. This service is available only to approved institutional subscribers to JFS. Although subscriptions are on an annual calendar basis, service begins at the time the order/information is received.

For more information, contact James H. Giese, Internet Editor, at 312-782-8424 or [email protected].