PepsiCo was awesome for coming to visit AAMU Food Science. President Daniel K. Wims welcomed PepsiCo Representatives to The Hill.
Food & Animal Sciences at AAMU
Competition; 3rd place- graduate oral competition.
The Department of Food & Animal Sciences is located on the campus of Alabama A&M University in Norma
Operating as usual
PepsiCo visits the Hill to recruit students for internships and full time positions:
2 Alums, David Allen (class of 1991) and Vanessa Ward (class of 2021) along with 3 other representatives from the company visited the Hill for 2 days.
• Tom Trezza, PhD - R&D Product Development, Global DIRECTOR
• Derrick Amoako, PhD - R&D Associate Principal Engineer
• Kathryn Johnson - R&D Sr. Scientist
• Vanessa Ward - R&D Scientist
• David Allen - R&D QA Principal Engineer
They visited with 5 classes and presented during an informational session on Wednesday evening at the ARC.
AAMU administrators, Provost John Jones, VP Ali, and VP El-Dweik met with the team and attended the informational session. "PepsiCo has afforded full time (high-paying) lucrative offers to Food Science students" said Dr Verghese. They are establishing a true partnership with the FAS Department with scholarships, industry sponsored workshops/seminars, expert industry assistance with food product development and capstone projects, case studies, etc. This visit is the culmination of over 2 years of presentations, requests and talks with the Dept Chair. They are very pleased with the caliber of our students and have assured us of establishing a continued pipeline of hiring AAMU Food Science graduates.
For more information, please contact Dr. M. Verghese at 256-372-4175 (Chair) or Dr. J. Herring (FS undergraduate coordinator).
What a success! Food and Animal Sciences 1st pot luck after COVID. We had a great time getting to know one another, but even more so, learning each other’s ethnic backgrounds! Students were to bring a dish that represents their ethnic background and share the story or history of that dish. The students took the ”iron chef” competition to the next level and we had 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for best dish! We have many more events and semester fun coming up!!!
Friday Food Science Trivia
(prize: Starbucks gift card)
(Type: food analysis and food law)
1. What is the principle by which water is measured in the Karl Fischer analysis?
HINT: Redox (pick ONE)
2. What is the common name for this type of analysis?
HINT: volume or color
3. What year was this analysis established?
HINT: It is the same year that the FDA (government) begins publishing the federal registry (NOT the year congress passed 1938 FDC Act)
Happy Friday! On this day...
in 1933, Unita Zelma Blackwell was born in Lula, Mississippi. Ms. Blackwell was the first African American elected female mayor in the state of Mississippi. She was elected Mayor of Mayersville, Mississippi in 1976.
in 1936, Frederik Willem de Klerk was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. de Klerk, the President of South Africa (1989–94), worked with Nelson Mandela to earn the 1993 Nobel Prize for Peace and establish nonracial democracy in South Africa.
The Department of Food & Animal Sciences (FAS) and the ALABAMA ADVANCE PARTNERSHIP hosted Dr. Dionne Toombs, Director of the Office of the Chief Scientist at the United States Department of Agriculture, on March 17th to celebrate Women's History Month.
Dr. Toombs was recognized as receiving the Outstanding Alumnus Award.
Hey AAMU FAS Alums - we need your help. Will you please complete a quick Google form for us? We are developing a fully online Master of Food Science Business degree and want to know your thoughts. The form is at https://forms.gle/jWtnuLSHgjykVNcj9
AAMU Food Science Survey Thank you for your consideration on completing the survey. The Food Science program is interested in starting a fully online Master of Food Science Business degree. We have had numerous comments over the years and are nearing a launch. Will you please help us to provide data to state and regional ag...
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