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Mate Au Lait Protein Plus Product Development Team – National Dairy Council

Congratulations to food science undergraduate students Conrad Kabus (junior) and Mayla Kritski Baez (senior) and graduate student Karthik Sajith Babu! They were selected as one of the top six finalist in the National Dairy Council New Product Competition. The students entry is a Mate Au Lait Protein Plus drink targeting 15-25 year old consumers. If selected in the top three, the students will attend the National Dairy Council New Product Competition to compete against two other teams!

Congratulations on being selected!

Congratulations to Nick Sevart, Ph.D. student in food science (pictured third from right) for his recent scholarship award received at the Food Safety Education Conference.

Nick Severt

Nick Sevart's major professor is Dr. Randy Phebus. Congrats Nick!


Four food science students were selected as finalists to compete at the 2017 RCA Student Culinology Pastry Competition with their Puerto Rican Style Mango Rum Cake with Spiced Mango Coulis. The competition will be March 14-17, 2017 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

RCA team 

The students are: Kyle Phalen - Graduate Student; Kyle Johnson, Erin Manville and Austin Weber - Undergraduate Students. The student advisor is Dr. Kelly Getty.

Rum cake