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Student Opportunities Offered by SCIFTS

SCIFTS and IFT offer opportunities to students in the local area. Jill Golden, SCIFTS Student Affairs Chair, along with Marianna Garcia, SCIFTS Student Representative, have prepared a video, outlining the opportunities available to students through SCIFTS and IFT, the national organization.

To view the video, please click here.

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.

Phil Bates Scholarship Awards

SCIFTS will be offering scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. The awards will provide financial assistance to High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students who are attending or planning to attend a college or university in SCIFTS geographical area (Southern California) majoring in Food Science.

Click here to download the Scholarship Information

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.

Below are the Education and Research Grants awarded in May, 2019.

Chapman University Dr. John Miklavcic $21,964.78 toward the purchase of a NanoSight NS300 and NTA software package to characterize extracellular vesicles in dairy products.
Cal Poly Pomoa Dr. Gabriel Davidov-Pardo $28,170.00 for the purchase of a Dynamic Light Scattering Particle Analyzer to characterize colloidal systems for rational design of nanometric delivery systems applied to avocados to extend the shelf life.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Dr. Luis Castro $24,031.00 for the purchase of density and turbidity meters to analyze malt polyphenol profiles on bitterness, haze formation, and fermentation performance in beer.
San Diego State University Dr. Changqi Liu $14,006.00 for the purchase of a spectrophotometer and software needed for color measurement and monitoring inhibition of enzymatic browning during protein isolation from mealworm.


September 9, 2019

SCIFTS-SCC Golf Tournament
Black Gold Golf Club
Yorba Linda

September 18, 2019

Dinner Meeting

October 16, 2019

Dinner Meeting

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