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Student Club Funding

SCIFTS offers funding for Food Science Clubs. There are many activities that qualify for funding. The Club members need to plan the program(s) and schedule speakers. Clubs may come to SCIFTS for funding to offset the expenses of the speaker (travel, lodging, plus), room fees, audio visual equipment, etc. for the program. Or the funding could be used to offset expenses for a team to compete in the Western Regional IFT College Bowl.

Education and Research Grants

SCIFTS Education and Research Grants are available to educational research institutions that advance food science, nutrition and closely related technologies within the SCIFTS' geographical area. Funding proposals will be evaluated on the potential contribution to further the knowledge in the fields of food science and nutrition, and on the potential contribution to develop students as competent scientific investigators or educators in these disciplines. The emphasis is to enhance programs that will benefit a large segment of the student population.

Click here to download the 2018 Education Grant Information

Below are the Education and Research Grants awarded in May, 2017.

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR GRANT
Chapman University Dr. Rosalee Helberg $6,763.00 for the purchase of an Eppendorf Thermomixer C for use in Food Safety and Food Fraud Testing.
Cal Poly Pomoa Dr. Harmit Singh $20,705.00 for the purchase of a Newly Fabricated Rousselet-Robatel Centrifuge for removing particulates before membrane filtration of food samples.

Cal State Los Angeles Dr. Jing Zhao $12,719.52 for the purchase of a ST 243 Soxtec.230 V 50/60 Hz solvent extraction system for the analysis of crude lipids.
Cal Poly SLO Dr. Samir Amin $15,671.00 for the purchase of Brookfield Model CT3 10KG Texture Analyzer for mechanical characteristics in food for teaching and research.
Chapman University Dr. Lilian Were $20,740.00 for the purchase of Kjeldahl Protein Analyzer Instrument used to determine protein content for proximate analysis and to relate protein content oxidation reactions.
San Diego State University Dr. Changqi Liu $11,681.00 for the purchaser of Kjeldahl Instrument used for crude protein analysis derived from a variety of insects.

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 20, 2017

Holiday Party
Knott`s Berry Farm Hotel
Buena Park

January 17, 2018

Dinner Meeting
Skylinks Golf Course
Long Beach

February 21, 2018

Joint Meeting with RCA
Village Green Foods
Irvine

UPCOMING CONFERENCE

March 7, 2018

Southern California
Food Industry Conference

Disneyland Exhibition Hall
Anaheim

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