Department Updates

Andrew Maust ’23 finds his true passion in food science

December 11th, 2023

A Professor’s Guidance Unlocks New Dimensions of Food Science Passion for Graduating Enthusiast, Andrew Maust Although Andrew Maust ‘23 graduated with bachelor’s degree in political science from Rice University, it was a class called The Chemistry of Cooking that truly grabbed his attention and piqued his interest. “The course was co-taught by a chef and an organic… Read More →

2023-2024 FSTC Welcome Bash!

December 7th, 2023

The Food Science & Technology Department hosted its inaugural Welcome Bash for both new and returning Food Science students entering the 2023-24 academic year, on Friday, September 15th at The Gardens Pavilion! Students, faculty, and staff were treated to complimentary FSTC merchandise, including T-shirts, and had the opportunity to socialize in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. Live Music,… Read More →

Check out our September e-newsletter

October 2nd, 2023

September 2023 FSTC Bulletin!

Join the TAMU Food Science Club!

September 25th, 2023

The Food Science Club at Texas A&M University is open to all undergraduate or graduate students who are interested in a career in any aspect of the food industry. The club offers activities that will encourage networking, leadership, and educate members on the principles of food science.

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FSTC at Texas 4-H Roundup event

September 11th, 2023

The Texas 4-H Roundup has been held annually since 1946. The FSTC team arranged a booth at the event, distributing informational pamphlets and promotional items. They engaged with young attendees, thereby raising awareness about the Food Science Department at Texas A&M University and the exciting career prospects it offers for their future.

IFT Achievement Award Winner – Dr. Mian Riaz

August 13th, 2023

Mian Nadeem Riaz, PhD, Associate Dept. Head and holder of the Professorship in Food Diversity receives the 2023 IFT Achievement Award for International Food Security in honor of Bor S. Luh.

TAMU Food Science Department features prominently at IFT 2023

August 12th, 2023

IFT First Annual Event and Expo was held July 16-19, 2023 in Chicago, IL. TAMU Food Science and Technology department was featured prominently in multiple areas. Additionally, Two FSTC faculty received 2023 IFT Achievement Awards at the event.

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Fall 2023 IFANCA Graduate Fellowship Winners

August 11th, 2023

Two IFANCA Graduate Fellowships, each valued at $22,000, were announced for fall of 2023. The fellowship aims to support new PhD students admitted to the Food Science & Technology program.

Congratulations to Cyprian Syeunda: IFT First 2023 Food Chemistry Division-Graduate Student Oral Competition winner

August 3rd, 2023

Cyprian, a Food Science and Technology PhD Candidate under Dr. Joseph Awika, received 1st place in the annual IFT First 2023 Food Chemistry Division Graduate Student Oral competition for his research work “Effect of cereal-derived flavonoids on Maillard reaction product formation”

Two New Faculty Join The Food Science Department!

August 3rd, 2023

We extend a warm welcome to our FSTC team’s two new faculty members: Dr. Seockmo Ku and Dr. Reza Ovissipour! Dr. Seockmo Ku, has an MS in Food and Nutrition from Seoul National University (2009) and a Ph.D. and Postdoc in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University (2015 and 2015-2017, respectively). He was an… Read More →