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See what Dr. Mary Ann Lila is up to in Kannapolis (seen on UNC-TV). There are several links off of the page you may want to check out as well.

The Wright Way
. See Dr. Simunovic in the news.

What's brewing in Schaub Hall? Click here (News & Observer) and here (CALS) to find out.

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Swartzel for being named Tar Heel of the Week.

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Swartzel for being honored at this year's IFT (link).

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Swartzel on winning the IFT 2013 Nicholas Appert Award.

Congratulations Kurt Selle on being awarded the 2013-2014 Dannon Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship.

See several of our colleagues in the recent NCARS publication.

Congratulations to Dr. MaryAnne Drake. She will be awarded the IFT Research and Development Award this summer at the Chicago IFT meeting.

See Natalie Cooke (here) featured by NCSU Graduate School.

Undergrads in the news featured in the current Bulletin.

Read about Dr. Keith Harris on Fox News speaking about junk food.

See Dr. Mary Ann Lila on New Zealand TV talking about blueberries.

See what is happening in the local news. Michael Lloyd , Ph.D. candidate in FBNS, is featured discussing his "saucey treat." Read his Insider Profile associated with the story.

Charlotte Observer SciTech page features an article on Dr. Slavko Komarnytsky and Dr. Esposito and their research on plant steroids (link).

Dr. MaryAnne Drake
is the 2013 recipient of the Julius Bauermann Lectureship Award presented by the Philadelphia section of IFT.

Dr. Keith Harris
speaks at NC Museum of Natural Sciences on the subject of: The Science Of Chocolate.

Congratulations to Dr. Josip Simunovic for being selected as a 2012 Innovator of the Year for NC State by the Office of Technology Transfer.

Congratulations Natalie Cooke for being accepted into the NCSU Mentoring and Teaching Practicum (MATP) Program

Congratulations Amanda Kaufman on receiving the EMD Millipore awards first annual BTEC scholarship.|


Food Science Club's Dairy Bar at the State Fair (note: there is an ad that runs prior to playing the clip)

CALS new Dean R. Linton visits FBNS

Say cheese! "Firebrand food scientist," Dr. MaryAnne Drake teaches sensory lingo of cheese based on her flavor & aroma research

Congratulations to Natalie Cooke for being asked to serve in the Preparing Future Leaders Ambassadors Program.

Congratulations to the Drake Lab for sweeping the Dairy Foods poster competition at ADSA:
Rachel Campbell -- 1st place
Curtis Park -- 2nd place
Jamie Kang -- 3rd place

Congratulations to Wanida Lewis for winning the George Washington Carver Student award from the American Peanut Research and Education Society.

Congratulations to Amanda Stephens for second place in the graduate student oral presentation competition, awarded recently by American Peanut Research and Education Society.

Congratulations Dr. Tim Sanders, recipient of the APRES 2012 Dow AgroSciences Research Award

Congratulations Carl Hollifield for winning the CALS Award - Outstanding Service

Congratulations Dr. MaryAnne Drake recipient of The International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Food Processing

Congratulations Dr. Kelsey Ryan wins Phi Tau Sigma Student Achievement Award.

Dr. Swartzel
to be awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine at our April 26 banquet.

Blake Layfield
in the Technician - "Brewing up a science and training for the real world"

Congratulations Dr. Tyre Lanier on being selected IFT Fellow.

Congratulations Dr. Jon Allen
winner of the 2012 Gilbert A.
Leveille Award

Congratulations Dr. Joisp Simunovic winner of the Marvin A. Tung Achievement Award.

Currently in Perspectives magazine three FBNS related stories:
- Foundations for Intervention
- Healthy Connections
- It's Muscadine Time

Dr. Jaykus's lab in the news

Dr. Klaenhammer wins Harris award. Congratulations!!

Lifelong learners, lifelong leaders.

Aseptia in the news.

Dr. Foegeding named AAAS Fellow

NCSU 2011 Innovator of the Year - Dr. Ken Swartzel

Jobs for North Carolina - Congratulations to Drs. Swartzel and Simunovic!

Be safe, use simple but effective practices. See Dr. Kathariou on NBC 17.

Tar Heel of the week: Lee-Ann Jaykus


Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching: Sarah Ash

NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award: April Fogleman

Graduate Student Teaching Award of Merit: Helen Melito

CALS Outstanding Adviser: April Morrison

USDA Awards Program for Excellence in College and University Teaching
nominee: Brian Farkas

Undergraduate Research Award: Aaron Anders (E.A. Foegeding, mentor)

Paige Luck wins CALS Award of Excellence.

2nd Annual CALS Open Golf Tournament - departmental champion award goes to FBNS.

April Fogelman featured by the Graduate School - read more

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Ash - the 2011 NC State University recipient of the UNC Board of Governors Award for excellence in teaching.

Dr. Allen Foegeding honored with the William C. Haines Dairy Science Award by the California Dairy Research Foundation

Students Chellani Hathorn, Kelsey Ryan, and Allison Smathers win second place in Sigma Xi competition addressing critical issues of food security in Haiti.

2010 -

JoAnna Foegeding receives Xi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi's Friend of Extension Award

Sigma Xi recognizes Jenny Lu for superior presentations in Food Safety and Security and Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry and An Truong for his superior presentation in the undergraduate engineering category.

Mary Ann Lila named first David H. Murdock Distinguished Professor - more

FBNS microwave research team's innovation and impact highlighted in Governor's press release.

Kristin Price competes at the World Mountain Running Championships in Slovenia. Representing the U.S. Track and Field Team, Kristin was the first American woman across the finish line and placed 12th overall.. more

Leksrisompong sisters featured in Sibling Excellence article

Clint Stevenson winner of the 2010 MISA/Siemans Scholarship

Food Science Club wins Chapter of the Year at IFT! - read more about student winners

Dr. David Green
named IFT Fellow

Dr. Allen Foegeding wins William V. Cruess award for excellence in teaching

Triangle Business Journal features our Dairy Enterprise.

Students win Taste of RMC Product Development Competition... read more

Students win Paper Competitions at ADSA:
Rachael Campbell - First Place - DMI Graduate Student Paper Presentation
Maria Listyani - Third Place - Leprino Foods Graduate Student Poster Presentation

Dr. Mary Ann Lila featured in the NCSU Bulletin - see story

IDF Elie Metchnikoff Prize 2010 in Biotechnology awarded to Dr. Todd Klaenhammer.

Six of our students win IFT scholarships for 2010-11 -
Graduate: Leann Barden, Marjorie Griffiths, Kelsey Ryan, Clint Stevenson
Undergraduate: Amanda Kaufman, Aaron Massey

Dr. Keith Harris has been named an NC State Outstanding Teacher for 2009-10 and also becomes a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers!

Graduating senior, Natalie Cooke, featured in Perspectives on-line magazine - Learning Through Service

Food Science undergraduate student, Kirk Smith, takes top honors at NCSU Art to Wear event!

Food Science student, Ellen Orabone, featured in Perspectives on-line magazine - watch video.

Amanda Stephens was selected as the 2010 recipient of the Frito-Lay Graduate Scholarship.

Phanin Leksrisompong - winner - best student paper competition in the Pathology, Processing and Products section at the International Poultry Scientific Forum

Biotechnology student, Aaron Anders, wins honor - watch video.

2009 -

Dr. Todd R. Klaenhammer, elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

College Bowl Team


The 2009 College Bowl Team was named National Champions in a dramatic competition in Los Angeles. Team members are: Thomas Fuller, Renee Felice, Esra Cakir (student coach), Craig Koskiniemi, Prabat Kumar (captain), Marjorie Griffiths, Dr. Allen Foegeding (coach)


The department had two teams make the finals in Product Development Competition. Acting as coaches for both teams were Dr. Tyre Lanier and Dr. Brian Farkas.

Shiverrs Team

The IFTSA Product Development First Place Award went to the SHIVERRS Team: Gloria Botwe, Eric Hinson, Mallory Kelly, Hicron Koc, Edith Neta, Amanda Stephens, Erica Story and Iryna Sybirtseva.
SHIVERRS is a yogurt-based frozen mix that quickly transforms into an indulgent strawberry-banana smoothie when mixed with milk.



Squeezzies Team


The students were awarded honorable mention in the new Disney "Nutritious Food for Kids" Competition. Their product, SQUEEZZIES, is a healthy and delicious combination of all natural fruit and vegetable juice concentrates in a fun and easy to eat squeezable snack with no added sugar. The SQUEEZZIES team members are: Miniayah DeBruce, Chellani Hathorn, Prabhat Kumar, Wenji Liu and Iryna Sybirtseva


Paper and Poster Competitions:
Mallory Kelly, Megan Whitson, and Iris Liaw received 1, 2, and 3 place respectively in the IFT Dairy Foods Poster competition and Ezra Cakir and Stephenie Drake received 2 and 3 place respectively in the Sensory Evaluation Division Competition.

Departmental Alumni Awards are presented to Dr. Mary Whetstine and JoAnna Foegeding...more.

Den Truong, Gary Cartwright, Ken Swartzel, Josip Simunovic, KP Sandeep, Pablo Coronel and Prabhat Kumar awarded the Industrial Achievement Award at IFT.

Dr. Brian Farkas was selected as an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor for the years 2009 – 2011. This award recognizes his extended service as an Outstanding Teacher at NC State.

Dr. Sarah Ash was selected as the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences recipient of the 2009 Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching. Recognizing her sustained professional development and commitment to continual improvement of the teaching and learning process.

Dr. Todd Klaenhammer receives UNC system O. Max Gardner Award

Kristin Price wins 2009 Pittsburg Marathon


Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC  27695
(919) 515-2951