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The deadline for receipt of nominations is December 1, 2003. For instructions and nomination forms, visit www.ift.org/awards/awardnomination.shtml, write Patti Pagliuco at the Institute of Food Technologists, 525 W. Van Buren St., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60607, or e-mail [email protected].
The Nicholas Appert Award ($5,000 furnished by IFT and a medal from the Chicago Section) honors a person for pre-eminence and contributions to the field of food science and technology.
The Babcock-Hart Award ($3,000 furnished by International Life Sciences Institute North America and a plaque from IFT) honors an IFT member for contributions to food technology that have improved public health through some aspect of nutrition or more nutritious food.
The Stephen S. Chang Award for Lipid or Flavor Science ($3,000 and a Steuben crystal sculpture furnished by the Taiwan Food Industries and the IFT Foundation) honors an IFT member for contributions to lipid science or flavor science. The contributions can be in any aspect of the science, ranging from basic chemistry to applied technology, but must have had some impact on commercial operations.
The William V. Cruess Award ($3,000 furnished by IFT and a medal from the Northern California Section) honors an IFT member who has achieved excellence in university teaching of food science and technology. This is the only award for which Student Members can serve as nominators.
The Carl R. Fellers Award ($3,000 from the Phi Tau Sigma honorary society and a plaque from IFT) recognizes an individual member of IFT and Phi Tau Sigma who has brought honor and recognition to the profession of food science and technology through a distinguished career in that profession displaying exemplary leadership, service, and communication skills that enhance the effectiveness of all food scientists in serving society.
The Food Technology Industrial Achievement Award (a plaque to the company or organization involved) recognizes and honors the developers of an outstanding development which represents a significant advance in the application of food science and technology to food production and has been successfully applied in actual commercial operation.
The Industrial Scientist Award ($3,000 and a plaque furnished by IFT) honors an IFT-member industrial scientist or team of industrial scientists who have made major technical contributions to the advancement of the food industry. The contributions must have had a significant, measurable impact in areas such as production; development of new products, processes, or packaging systems; improvement of food safety and nutrition; etc.
The International Award ($3,000 and a plaque furnished by IFT) honors an IFT member or institution for promoting the international exchange of ideas in food technology and/or successful transfer of food technology to an economically depressed area in a developing or developed nation.
The Samuel Cate Prescott Award ($3,000 and a plaque furnished by IFT) honors an IFT member who has shown outstanding ability in research in some area of food science and technology.
The Bernard L. Oser Food Ingredient Safety Award ($3000 and a plaque furnished by the Bernard L. Oser Endowment Fund of the IFT Foundation) honors an IFT member for his or her contribution to the scientific knowledge of food ingredient safety or leadership in establishing principles for food ingredient safety evaluation or regulation.
The Research and Development Award ($3,000 and a plaque furnished by IFT) honors an IFT member or team of members who has made a recent, significant research and development contribution to the understanding of food science, food technology, or nutrition. The contribution may be basic or applied in nature and must advance science or improve the human condition.
The Myron Solberg Award ($3,000 and a plaque furnished by the Myron Solberg Endowment Fund of the IFT Foundation) honors an IFT member for providing leadership and excellence in the establishment and successful development and continuation of a cooperative organization of two or more of the following: industry, government, or academia.
The Elizabeth Fleming Stier Award ($3,000 and a plaque furnished by IFT) honors an IFT member for pursuit of humanitarian ideals and unselfish dedication that has resulted in significant contributions to the well-being of the food industry, academia, students, or the general public.
The Calvert L. Willey Award for Distinguished Service ($3,000 and a plaque furnished by IFT) honors an IFT member or staff who has provided continuing, meritorious and imaginative service to IFT. The award was first presented to Calvert L. Willey, then Executive Director of IFT, in 1987 and initiated on the 50th Anniversary of IFT in 1989.
Call for Nominations for 2004 IFT Fellows
The Institute of Food Technologists is seeking nominations for IFT Fellows.
A Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred on individuals who have been IFT Members for 15 years and are Professional Members at the time of nomination and who have outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience. If a nominee is an IFT Professional Member from outside
the United States, the 15-year member requirement may be waived by the Awards Committee. The distinction honors their contributions in food science
The deadline for receipt of nominations is February 1, 2004. For Fellow nomination forms and instructions, visit www.ift.org/awards/fellows/nomination.shtml, write Patti Pagliuco at the Institute of Food Technologists, 525 W. Van Buren, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60607, or e-mail [email protected].
Call for Applications for 2004 Loncin Research Prize
Applications for IFT’s 2004 Marcel Loncin Research Prize are due by December 1, 2003.
The $50,000 prize, paid in two annual installments, is designed to honor and provide research funding for a scientist or engineer (IFT member or nonmember) conducting basic chemistry/physics/engineering research applied to food processing and improvement of food quality. The funds are to be used by the recipient in directing and carrying out a proposed research project and to allow a successful scientist to help a young scientist(s) to also become successful.
To obtain an application form and instructions visit www.ift.org/awards/descriptions.shtml, write Patti Pagliuco at the Institute of Food Technologists, 525 W. Van Buren, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60607, or e-mail [email protected].
Call for Abstracts for 2004 IFT Annual Meeting
December 1 is the deadline for receipt of abstracts for the 2004 IFT Annual Meeting, to be held in Las Vegas, Nev., July 12-16.
IFT’s Technical Presentation Subcommittee (TPS) asks those submitting Volunteered Technical Paper abstracts for oral and poster presentations to send in their abstracts prior to December 1 to avoid delays that have been experienced in earlier years (when more than 90% of abstracts were submitted on the final day). Abstracts may only be submitted online. Go to www.ift.org and follow the links to the Abstract Submission page for details.
All abstracts must be offered in one of two categories: “Poster Only” or “Oral or Poster.” This allows Division TPS reviewers the flexibility necessary to schedule sessions. Abstracts be designated to only one IFT Division of your choice for acceptance or rejection. If you are also entering your paper in a Division Student Competition, your abstract must be reviewed by the Division sponsoring the competition.
Abstracts are limited to 300 words or less, and must be organized under the following five subheadings: Justification, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Significance.
These are the key criteria reviewers will address for acceptance of abstracts. A sample abstract is available online. Slide presentations will not be allowed this year, but PowerPoint presentations are acceptable.
George F. Stewart International Research Paper Competition
This award is designed to recognize food science and technology research conducted in countries other than the United States. The International Division encourages professionals and students entering the competition to consider global food science and technology issues and the needs of all people worldwide.
The Stewart competition is open only to research conducted outside the U.S. and submitted by a primary author who is not a U.S. citizen. At least one author must be a member in good standing of IFT or an IFT Allied Organization. Any papers submitted online will be automatically submitted by IFT to the requested appropriate Division for their review at the appropriate time. Details are available online.
Those without Internet access should contact the IFT Professional Development Dept., 525 W. Van Buren St., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60607 (phone 312-782- 8424, fax 312-782-0045).
Other deadlines to note
Symposium Proposals–September 2 (see July 2003 issue of Food Technology for details)
New Products & Technologies Papers- january 16 (see November 2003 issue)
Forums–March 1 for publication; May 1 is final deadline (see December 2003 issue)
All guidelines and application forms are available at www.ift.org.
Solberg Award established
A new award has been established in memory of Myron “Mike” Solberg to honor his devotion to the food science profession.
The Myron Solberg Award for Excellence in Academic, Industrial, and Government Initiative honors an IFT member for providing leadership and excellence in the establishment and successful development and continuation of a cooperative organization of two or more of the following: industry, government, or academia. It consists of $3,000 and a plaque furnished by the Myron Solberg Endowment Fund of the IFT Foundation.
Solberg was an IFT Fellow and winner of the Nicholas Appert Award and the Carl Fellers Award. He was retired Director of the Center for Advanced Food Technology and Emeritus Professor II of Food Science at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
SECTION & DIVISION NEWS
The Philadelphia Section is offering financial scholarships in studies related to food science through its Scholarship Program. The program is designed as a recruitment tool for local colleges and universities that promote the advancement of food science and technology or other closely related fields. The Philadelphia
region entails schools in the following Zip Codes: 080-084, 087, 180, 181, 183-185, 189-194, 197, and 198. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2004.
Approximately six $1,500 scholarships (depending on available funding) will be offered to full-time high school, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing degrees in food science/ technology or closely related fields who meet eligibility requirements. Students must be Philadelphia Section members and must apply using the official Section form. For forms and information, contact John S. Novak at USDA Agricultural Research Service, 600 E. Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038 (phone 215-836-3762, www.philadelphiaift.org).
by SARA LANGEN