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Ana Skomal, Malaysia

Ana Skomal

Ana Skomal is one of seven students to receive the Fulbright Grant. Skomal, who will complete her undergraduate studies in food science and technology this fall, will teach English to schoolchildren in rural Malaysia. Fluent in Spanish and English, she plans to hold yoga classes as part of a women's health club she will start in her community there. Skomal has done a health internship in India and studied abroad in China. She has been active with the student organization Chicanos in Health Education, served as both a medical volunteer and translator at the Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic in Sacramento and founded the Yoga Club at UC Davis. She plans on attending medical school to become a family or primary care physician.

Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension

The Department of Food Science and Technology, internationally recognized as a premier center of excellence in research, teaching, and extension, is seeking applications for a Specialist in Cooperative Extension (CE) at the Assistant rank in the field of fruit and vegetable processing.

For full consideration, please apply by 9/1/17

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Alumni Class Notes

Laureen Shihemi 2014, Bachelor of Science, Food science and technology.

Xueqi (Shirley) Li 2013, M.Sc., Food Science.

Kullanart Tongkhao 2011, Doctoral, Food Science.

Welcome to Food Science & Technology

The internationally recognized Food Science and Technology Department makes food healthier, tastier, and safer for consumers. Students complete a rigorous scientific curriculum that prepares them well for the numerous job opportunities available in the food industry or for graduate studies in the physical, chemical, and biological sciences and medicine.


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waste studentsThese UC Davis students are using science to change food waste forever
Congratulations to the students working with Professor Ned Spang on the "End of Waste" project -- they won a Big Bang! prize, and are now featured on Uproxx.com.


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Graduate students in the Department of Food Science & Technology (FST) are hosting their first-ever fundraising dinner: "Cooking Class" at the Robert Mondavi Institute.


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The IFT blog recently featured research from Gulustan Ozturk and Professor Glenn Young in celebration of World Chocolate Day.


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The Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis is thriving!


students in courseFood Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls for Human Foods
The curriculum was offered as part of the 2017 FST 109 Principles of Quality Assurance in Food Processing.


waste studentsThese UC Davis students are using science to change food waste forever
Congratulations to the students working with Professor Ned Spang on the "End of Waste" project -- they won a Big Bang! prize, and are now featured on Uproxx.com.


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The Marco Lab's research is featured in the UCD blog in an article titled "5 Fortifying Facts About Dairy Milk and Microbes".


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Cooperative Extension Specialist Dr. Linda J. Harris is FST's newest department chair. She began her 5-year term on July 1, 2016 replacing Professor Mike McCarthy who retired last June.


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Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and his wife, Katie Gonser, have presented UC Davis with a $2 million gift to support the campus' renowned brewing science program.


journal coverFST Ph.D. candidate makes the cover of the Journal of Food Science
Ph.D. candidate Molly Spencer's research on a coffee taster's flavor wheel has made the cover of the Journal of Food Science.


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