IFT offers food engineering webcast
The Institute of Food Technologists will conduct a live webcast, “Food Engineering, an Integral Component of all Food Science Disciplines: Current and Future Trends.”

Scientists specializing in food engineering have conducted quality research on topics focused on process modeling and experimentation, process automation, measurement and predictions of properties, and integration of transport processes with kinetics, relating to quality, nutrition, health, and safety (modeling and experimentation). Currently, many food engineers are contributing to nanoscale food engineering and technology and focusing research on system engineering approaches. The webcast will explore many of the current topics of concern to food engineers and the future direction that this discipline will take.

The webcast will be held on May 31, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CDT. For more information about this webcast and others that IFT will conduct, visit www.ift.org/Knowledge-Center/Learn-Online/Live-Webcasts.aspx.

Aegis hires two IFT members
Wendy Warren and Anthony Vagnino have joined Aeigs Food Testing Laboratories. Warren, a Member of IFT, has been named Vice President Government and Regulatory Affairs. She has more than 13 years of professional experience helping companies meet food safety goals and has served as Principal Investigator for multiple National Institutes of Health and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Small Business Innovation Research grants.

Vagnino, a Professional Member of IFT, is Aegis’ new Director of Sales and Marketing. He has 25 years of experience with HACCP and GFSI food safety management systems. His responsibilities include helping clients lower costs and implement effective testing strategies.

Nolan joins Citromax
Citromax has hired Suzy Nolan as Vice President of Commercial Operations. She is responsible for sales of lemon juice concentrate and IQF blueberries to the global market and for global essential oil procurement and special projects. Previously, she worked for five years at Lionel Hitchen USA. Nolan is a Member of IFT.

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Schmitt receives WFFC award
Diane Schmitt has won the 2012 Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce Flavor Scholarship Award. She is studying for her M.S. degree in food science at Cornell University. A Student Member of IFT, Schmitt is also involved with the university’s food science club.

Buehler wins Evan Turek Scholarship
Ariel Buehler is the recipient of the inaugural Evan Turek Memorial Scholarship and Kraft Foods internship.

Buehler, a Student Member of IFT, is an undergraduate food science student at the University of Tennessee. She will intern this summer at Kraft Foods in Glenview, Ill., where she will apply her food microbiology expertise to the development of new preservation systems for food products.

The IFT scholarship and associated Kraft Foods internship were established in Evan Turek’s memory in January 2011 through generous contributions from Kraft Foods, IFT members, and Turek’s family. Turek, Senior Kraft Fellow and charter member of the IFT Nonthermal Processing Division, passed away on
Nov. 24, 2010. During his 34-year career, he made significant contributions to the development of novel food processing technologies and was an exceptional mentor and technical leader dedicated to developing the next generation of food science professionals.

Section & Division meetings
Visit www.ift.org to view the Events Calendar, including listings for Section and Division meetings, and for information on how to list your event.