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IFTSA Global Summit Watch Party
November 6, 1:00-3:00 pm
Join Citation Needed, Food Science Club, and Know Food Waste in a joint watch party of the global summit! The global summit is a webinar put on by IFTSA for students interested in the science of food. The keynote speaker is our very own professor, Dr. Jess Cooperstone. She will be talking about how to discern a superfad from a superfood!
Keynote: Superfoods or Superfads: Making Sense of Nutrition Claims
- Jessica Cooperstone, PhD, Assistant Professor of Horticulture, Crop Sciences & Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University.
- Indoor Farming: Bringing Innovation and Sustainability to Agriculture
Ed Harwood, CSO, Aerofarms
Alina Zolotareva, Marketing Director, Aerofarms
- PepsiCo’s Flexible Packaging Sustainability Journey
Julie Anderson, Senior R&D Manager, Packaging Frito Lay/PepsiCo
- Competing to Win: An Insider’s Guide to Product Innovation
Janam Pandya, Former IFTSA VP of Competitions
Susie Donnelly, Senior Product Developer, Snickers, MARS Wrigley Confectionery
You can register for the summit yourself online on the IFT Website.
November General Body Meeting
October 12, 5:00 PM
Tune in for more information!
Science Communication Workshop
Friday, March 22 – 6:30 Key Note Speaker: Sally Squires
-Join us in for an evening of mingling, heavy appetizers, and a keynote address from Sally Squires of the Wilhelm Group and the Washington Post
Saturday, March 23 – 9:30-1 Student Workshop Nosker Event Spaces
-Grow your skills in communicating science to the general public with 3 unique breakout sessions on podcasting, blogging, and everyday conversation! Breakfast, lunch, t-shirt, and workshop materials included with a small $5 fee
Food Evolution Screening and Discussion with Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam
Animal Genomics and Biotechnology
University of California-Davis
Wednesday, October 18th, 6:30-9PM
Archie Griffin West Ballroom, Ohio Union
Come out to the Union for a special screening of Food Evolution, directed by Academy Award nominee Scott Hamilton Kennedy and Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, as we explore controversy around the science of food through the lens of the debate over genetically engineered foods. Then stick around for a discussion with one of the featured scientists, Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam.
The Art of (Food) Science Communication – The Goldilocks Principle (not too cold or too short, not too hot or too long…..JUST RIGHT)
Dr. Wamwari Waichungo
Vice President of Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs
The Coca-Cola Company
Wednesday, April 19th at 3PM
Parker Food Science Bldg, Room 118
Dr. Waichungo is responsible for overseeing and communicating the safety and efficacy of ingredients used in Coca-Cola products. She is a real-life example of how communicating scientific evidence translates into careers in global food companies. Come learn her story and discover what opportunities in science and communication may await for you!
Saturday, April 22
8-11am, Location TBD
All Ohio State students, faculty, and staff are invited to fuel up with free pancakes and poster making before the Columbus branch of the National March for Science!
“Dr. Food” David Hughes
Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing
Imperial College, London
Thursday, April 6 at 12PM
Ohio Farm Bureau and 4-H Center
(2201 Fred Taylor Dr)
Whether for a food company, TV station, or academic conference, Dr. Hughes has been sought out for his extensive knowledge and fresh perspective on food marketing. His talk about how science plays into past, present, and future food marketing strategies will provide more than just food for thought for anyone interested in marketing or food!
Register here: go.osu.edu/drfood
Coffee Hour: Getting Down and Dirty with Organic Food
Tuesday, March 21
2-3pm, Parker 311
Is food healthier if it’s made without pesticides? What do organic farming practices mean for soil longevity, ecosystem development, and our national pocketbook? We’ll dig into these questions and many more while enjoying coffee and snacks at the Coffee Hour this March!
Dr. Paige Jarreau
Science Communication Specialist, Louisiana State University
Blog Author – From the Lab Bench www.fromthelabbench.com
Tuesday, February 28
Dr. Jarreau is an expert at making science accessible. Her reach spans from academic research to classroom learning to online interactions. Her visit will be sure to enlighten anyone with interest in science on the best ways to communicate complex facts and figures through a variety of media.
Coffee Hour: Added Value or Diminishing Returns? A Food Additives Reality Check
Wednesday, January 25
2-3pm, Parker 311
Join us for a casual conversation about what food additives bring to the table, how consumers perceive them, and how we can better communicate their advantages and mitigate their drawbacks. Of course, coffee and snacks provided!