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Food Science Institute - Student Spotlight

FSI Student Selected for K-State's Johnson Cancer Research Team

K-State's Johnson Cancer Research Center has selected 42 students to participate in its undergraduate research mentoring and award program. The center's Cancer Research Award program promotes student participation in laboratory research. It encourages undergraduate students to consider careers in cancer research and medicine early on while they are still deciding what academic and professional paths to take. The award program, which is open to K-State undergraduate students interested in doing cancer-relevant research, provides $1,500 awards to at least 35 students a year, and $1,000 per student for research expenses. Students applied for the awards by co-writing research proposals with faculty mentors affiliated with the center. The awardees conduct their research in the mentors' laboratories during the spring semester.

Congratulations to Jacob Cindrich, senior in Food Science and Industry, biochemistry, and pre-medicine, Overland Park, KS for being selected! He will be mentored by Dr. John Tomich, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics.


Students receive IFT Scholarships

Two Kansas State University Food Science students have been selected for IFT Feeding Tomorrow Scholarships. Abbey Shieflelbein, Undergraduate, has received the Barbara B. Keenan Scholarship. Jessie Payne, Masters degree student, has received the IFT Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division Silver Celebration Scholarship. Congratulations!

Students selected as Cargill Fellows

The Staley School of Leadership Studies, in partnership with Cargill, has selected 19 students as the second cohort of Cargill Fellows. Fellows are students in the College of Agriculture, College of Business Administration, and the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering with an interest in professions that help nourish the world.

The fellows program provides students with a yearlong leadership development experience and the preparation to begin their career with a unique advantage beyond their technical preparation. Their exposure to and practice with skills such as adapting to change, engaging in diverse environments, and critical thinking will cultivate professional competencies that will prepare them for a successful launch into industry.

Congratulations to the following Food Science students!

  • Jaden Castinado - Senior - Food Science and Industry and Global Food Systems Leadership - Overland Park, KS
  • Samantha Fischer - Junior - Food Science and Industry and Global Food Systems Leadership - Silver Lake, KS
  • Andrew Dorsch - Junior - Bakery Science and Management and Food Science - Fort Collins, CO

Caleb Wagner wins Schreiber Food Competition

Caleb WagnerCaleb Wagner, Food Science Master's student with Global Campus, recently competed in the Schreiber Foods Graduate Student poster contest in Dairy Foods Research. He place first in this competition! The competition was held at the 2019 American Dairy Science Association annual meeting in Cincinnati, OH. Caleb is a Master's student with Dr. Jayendra Amamcharla. Congratulations Caleb!



KC-IFT Scholarship Winners

Three students from Food Science were awarded a scholarship from KC-IFT on Friday, April 12, 2019.

Undergraduate: Samantha Fischer, Masters: Ellen Mendez Sosa, Ph.D : Daniel Vega

KCIFT Scholarship winners