Interested in Food Science? Want to deepen your understanding of the food industry and food science research? Want to explore careers and professional networks? Here are a few student club for your to consider:
The Food Tech Club
The Food Tech Club at the University of California, Davis, is a student organization geared towards informing students in all food science-related majors of available resources.
During the course of the year, bi-monthly meetings are held to inform students of events such as fund raisers, field trips to food processing plants, and special banquets. The Food Tech Club also hosts guest lectures, inviting speakers from industry and academia to share their experiences with the club. From these meetings, we gain a deeper understanding of the diversity of the food industry, and the career opportunities and options it offers. The club also serves to inform students of available scholarships via e-mail and by word of mouth.
The Food Tech Club is an active participant in regional and nation-wide food competitions, in which teams of students come together in combined effort, to compete with other schools in product development. Through these various joint student faculty events, students have the opportunity to interact with the faculty on a social and friendly level.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is the largest professional organization within the world of Food Science. The IFT sponsors very large annual meetings showcase the latest food science research and an expo of the world’s leading food companies. The IFTSA allows reduced cost membership in the IFT as well as many opportunities for students to develop their professional networking and awareness of industry opportunities.
The FSBC aims to bring together the Food Science brewing students and expand their knowledge and professional and academic networks. In addition to regular moderated tastings and larger regional events, the club hosts Aggie alumni brewers and industry visits.