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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, 2016.

Chapman University Dr. Rosalee Helberg $10,843.00 for purchase of 3M Molecular Detection instrument for use in teaching and research in detecting foodborne pathogens and food authentication.
Chapman University Dr. Anu Prakash $6,500.00 for acquisition of Harvest Right Freeze Dryer for teaching and research.

Cal Poly Pomona Dr. Yao Olive Li $14,011.00 for acquisition of a laboratory rheometer for extrusion scale-up and proof of concept determination.
Cal Poly SLO Dr. Amanda Lathrop $17,068.00 (partial) for purchase of Hammer mill to assist in research in cider fermentation.
Cal State L.A. Dr. Sunil Mangalassary $6,873.00 for Omni Mixer Homongenizer for research in antimicrobial packaging solutions.
Cal Poly Pomona Dr. Gabriel Davidov-Pardo $21,486.00 for Lab Scale Microfluidizer for research in food nanotechnology.


October 18, 2017

Dinner Meeting
Highway 39 Event Center

November 15

Dinner Meeting
Hollywood Hotel

December 20

Holiday Party
Knott`s Berry Farm Hotel
Buena Park

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