The Institute of Food Technologists is seeking nominations for the 2013 Achievement Awards and the 2013 IFT Fellows.
Achievement Awards recognize excellence in a variety of areas, including teaching, public health, food ingredient safety, research, industrial developments, and others. The deadline for receipt of nominations is Dec. 1, 2012.
IFT Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred on individuals for contributions in food science and technology, leadership in the profession, and service to IFT. The deadline for receipt of nominations for IFT Fellow is Feb. 1, 2013.
Fennema was a dedicated member of IFT, which he joined in 1956. In addition to serving as president of the organization, Fennema served as Editor-in-Chief of IFT’s Peer-reviewed Scientific Publications from 1999 to 2003. While serving in that position, he developed the section-based Scientific Editor/Associate Editor board structure, launched two online-only journals, Journal of Food Science Education and Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, and instituted methods to streamline the submission process to Journal of Food Science and the other scientific publications.
Fennema won numerous IFT Achievement Awards during his career, including the Nicholas Appert Award for preeminence in and contributions to the field of food technology (1988), the Carl R. Fellers Award for bringing honor and recognition to the profession of food science and technology (1988), and the William V. Cruess Award for excellence in teaching food science and technology (1978). He was named IFT Fellow in 1980 for his contributions as an educator in food science and the extent of his research and publications. In addition to receiving these honors from IFT, Fennema was honored by other institutions and organizations.
Fennema joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1960 and retired in 1996. He served as department chair and was a professor of food science. He also authored Fennema’s Food Chemistry, which has been published in four editions and in many languages. The book is still used today in food science programs around the world.
Watch IFT Executive Vice President Barbara Byrd Keenan and Retired Editor-in-Chief of IFT Peer-reviewed Journals Daryl Lund reflect on Owen’s contributions at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_2CC4KMHYQ.