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Food Science Institute

Undergraduate Updates

Just because classes are out, doesn’t mean our food science undergraduates will take a break! Here’s what our students have been up to in May…

ASI/FDSCI Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Spring 2017 ASI/FDSCI Undergraduate Research Symposium was held on May 9 in Weber Arena with 37 students presenting the results of their undergraduate research projects. The course-based undergraduate research project was funded by Koch Industries, Inc. Programmatic support from Ron Gustafson allowed for 4 students to be recognized as Outstanding Undergraduate Researchers, each earning $500 awards.

Award winners included:

* Jessica Baker, senior in food science and industry, mentored by Dr. Jayendra Amamcharla. Project: Effect of whey protein isolate concentration on color, texture, viscosity, and spread of pancakes

* Christopher Hall, mentored by Dr. Jaymelynn Farney. Project: Determining potential for on-farm fecal collection for DNA extraction

* Madison Moniz, mentored by Dr. Cassie Jones. Project: Use of exogenous xylanase for improvement of nutrient digestibility in broiler chicks

* Abbie Smith, mentored by Dr. Cassie Jones. Project: Effects of monensin sodium and xylanase on broiler growth performance

FDSCI Students Received Scholarships from Education Abroad 

The following FDSCI student was awarded a scholarship from Education Abroad for study abroad during Summer/Fall 2017.

* Tara Cook, senior in food science and industry, Atwood, CO – $500 Faculty-Led Program Scholarship for India – advisor is Dr. Karen Schmidt

Mortar Board Selects Food Science Student

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society at Kansas State University has selected its new members for the 2017-2018 school year. The 29 students are charged with upholding the organization’s ideals of leadership, scholarship and service on the university campus and in the Manhattan community.

Congratulations to our own Megan Steward, senior in food science and industry from Garden City, KS!

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