CSULB Food Science Club

CSULB Food Science Club


Hello Food Science Club! I am a CSULB food science alumni with a great opportunity for recent grads!

Taco Bell Corporate is looking to hire a quality assurance intern! This is a full time (40hr/wk paid $16/hr) position from M-F.
If you are interested in this position, please e-mail me your resume at [email protected]

Quality Assurance Internship
Function QA Intern
Location Taco Bell Headquarters, Irvine, CA
City/Suburb/Town Irvine
Who is Taco Bell?

Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), is the nation's leading Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant (QSR) brand. From breakfast to late night, Taco Bell serves made-to-order and customizable tacos and burritos, among other craveable choices, and is the first QSR restaurant to offer American Vegetarian Association (AVA)-certified menu items. Taco Bell and its more than 350 franchise organizations proudly serve over 42 million customers each week through nearly 7,000 restaurants across the nation, as well as through its mobile, desktop and delivery ordering services.
Overseas, Taco Bell has over 400 restaurants, with plans to add 2,000 more restaurants internationally within the next decade. The brand encourages its fans to “Live Mas” and connects with them through sports, gaming and new music via its Feed The Beat® music program. Taco Bell also provides education opportunities and serves the community through its nonprofit organization, the Taco Bell® Foundation™, and connects fans with their passions through programs such as the Live Mas Scholarship program. In 2016, Taco Bell was named as one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World.

About the Job?

The Taco Bell Food Innovation Team (FIT) Team is seeking the most capable and inspiring talent. We need the hungriest individuals who can contribute their unique personalities, talents, and perspectives to bring Más Flavor to our organization. The intern projects and day-to-day job duties will be in support of our Quality Assurance Supply Chain team. We are looking for an Intern who has a scientific background with passion for and is in pursuit of the QA arena. In return, you will gain valuable, practical laboratory and QA experience from a leading, highly relevant brand.

The Day-to-Day:

• Support the Quality Assurance team in the day-to-day operations of the lab
• Coordinating, Communicating, and executing product cuttings for all commodities
• Close collaboration and communication with the QA team
• Pull data from databases that hold QA and Food Safety metrics
• Provide periodic reports or summaries to Quality Assurance management/leadership
• Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment
• Support billing of QA projects and audits
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs
• Organoleptic testing of all ingredients

Is This You?

• A passion for Taco Bell and a passion to pursue the QA arena
• Currently enrolled in a higher education institution pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferably in Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry or a recent college graduate
• Strong verbal, analytical and written communication skills as well as interpersonal and organization skills
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Working knowledge of the entire Microsoft Office Suite
• Prioritizes work, demonstrated problem-solving ability, strong detail orientation, and managing information

Work-Hard, Play-Hard:
• Year round half-day Fridays
• Free snacks, drinks and bagel & donut Fridays
• Onsite dining center and game room (yes, there is a Taco Bell inside the building)
• Onsite dry cleaning, laundry services, carwash, salon services
• Onsite gym with fitness classes and personal trainer sessions
• Discounts for life’s adventures (ex: theme parks, wireless plans, etc.)
• Opportunity to taste test new products
• Opportunities to support the Taco Bell Foundation’s educational initiatives and programs.
• Recognition based culture and unique, fun events year round (recess at work, Halloween Spooktacular, employee art show benefiting Taco Bell Foundation, etc.)
Hi CSULB Food Science Club Members!
Chef's Catering & Events is looking for part time employees that are in the field and would like work experience. Please send me your resume if interested at [email protected]
Hey Everyone! Come and try cricket protein chips on 4/30/18 and get a $5 Starbucks gift card for participating! It’s for my thesis experiment, hope to see you there!
Greetings from UC Santa Cruz. I'm a senior biochem major with a focus on nutritional pathways. I'm seeking out other people who are interested in creating vegan food substitutes for animal products. Drop me a note please if this is one of your main interests.

This is the offical page for the Food Science Club at California State University, Long Bea We have meetings every month.

We are an Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) nationally recognized chapter. Food Science Club is a great way to get involved on campus, and here are some of the things we do:

Food Product Development Competitions
Research Competitions
College Bowl Competition
Professional Development
Food & Brewery Tours, and more! You do not have to be a Food Science major to join the club.

Operating as usual


U.S. Coast Guard Scholarship


Up to two years paid tuition, books, and fees.

Approximately $3,000 monthly

salary ($43,200 annually) as a Coast Guard active-duty member while serving as a full-time student.

Guaranteed job after graduation.

Starting salary of approximately $60,000 annually, upon graduation and successful completion of Officer Candidate School. STA

Eligibility: Be a US citizen

Maintain a 2.5 GPA. Attend an HBOU, HSI, TCU, or approved college or university.

Must be a sophomore or junior enrolled in a 4 your undergraduate program.



The Most Valuable Resource for BIPOC and Other Marginalized Students

Resource centers as platforms for building student communities of mutual support and peer empowerment.

Register at the link in their bio (tagged in picture)

Photos from CSULB Food Science Club's post 01/23/2023

Take a moment to look at this family and consumer sciences scholarship and graduate fellowship! 😃

The Essie Elliott Scholarship is open to any FCS full-time undergraduate student at a 4-year institution in the LA area, with a major in Family and Consumer Sciences. Applications are due no later than March 17th, 2023. See the first page of the above flyer for additional information!

The Graduate Fellowship in Family and Consumer Sciences is open to professionals in Family and Consumer Sciences who are currently active members of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and the California Association of Family and Consumer Sciences who either reside or are enrolled in a program in the LA District area. Graduate students who will be or are enrolled in graduate-level courses either full-time or part-time in an accredited graduate program in Family and Consumer Sciences, Home Economics, or a related field. Applications are due no later than March 17th, 2023. See the second and third pages of the above flyer for additional information!


Check out this newly announced SCIFTS scholarship: The PHIL BATES SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS for 2023-2024 Academic Year.

Application deadline is: Friday, May 6, 2023

The awards will provide financial assistance to High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students planning to or currently attending both IFT and non-IFT approved programs. Minimum $1000 grants will be awarded to qualified students who are planning to or are currently working toward a degree in food technology, food science, nutrition, Culinology", or a closely related field.

Information on what is needed to apply and how to apply is included in the picture!


The master of science degree in agriculture with the subplan in nutrition and food science offers interdisciplinary, in-depth study of theories, principles, and applications in the fields of nutrition or food science and technology. Culminating experiences for both emphases include a thesis. Students will acquire skills to pursue careers in teaching, research, or industry. Learning experiences include lectures, discussions, laboratory work, evaluation of scientific literature, and independent research.

For further information on admission requirements, curriculum, and learning outcomes please see this link: https://www.cpp.edu/agri/nutrition-food-science/programs/agriculture-ms-nutrition-and-food-science.shtml

Photos from CSULB Food Science Club's post 10/27/2022

Chapman University is hosting the upcoming Pacific Southwest Regional College Bowl March 18, 2023

Contact Robyne Kelly with any questions at [email protected]

The night before they are also having their 12th Annual Networking Night!


Check out CalFresh Outreach Week, this week, October 24th - 28th!
Fun events like yoga and the Master Chef competition!


Congratulations to Lara, our CSULB Food Science Club Vice President, on their really interesting SCOBY presentation at the 3M Competition Dinner! 😃🎉

Photos from CSULB Food Science Club's post 10/21/2022

CSULB Food Science hosted an open house this last Wednesday featuring a first tour of the newly renovated lab. The tour also included our active learning classrooms and the hospitality management kitchen.

We would all like to thank Dr. Rock for all her hard work facilitating this event and everything she does daily for CSULB Food Science! 😃

Photos from CSULB Food Science Club's post 10/21/2022

Photos from CSULB Food Science Club's post


Beach CalFresh Outreach virtual workshops are available throughout the fall semester on Thursdays

Zoom link for all workshops: https://csulb.zoom.usli/7905736346


California Dairy Innovation Center - Internships 2022 - 2023

CDIC offers internships throughout the year to California-based students affiliated with collaborating institutions. What they offer:

Stipend (up to $2,000)
Mentorship and bimonthly "Incubator" support
Internship certificate
placement opportunities with California dairy processors, producers, and suppliers to industry (upon successful completion).

Who can apply?

California residents/ students enrolled in food science, dairy science,
engineering. packaging
science, agribusiness,
business administration,
sustainability or other science programs, with California universities or
community colleges.

How to apply:

Please send your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]
Include your permanent address, education/institution
and relevant coursework or experience. In your cover
letter, please indicate the type of internship you are
interested in (see list in the image), your availability (full
time/part-time, dates), and proposed project (if applicable).
Tell them about your strengths, passions, and unique talents! Please include recommendation letters from faculty,
industry sponsors, or previous employers. If an internship matches your skills and interests, they will contact you for an interview.
Thank you for your interest!


Laboratory Technician Internship Opportunity with Green Boy Group!

Green Boy Group is excited to be hiring a Lab Tech Intern for their plant protein innovation laboratory in Downtown Los Angeles. The Lab Tech Intern will perform routine lab duties, including but not limited to:

• Calibrating equipment (i.e. pH meter, Brix etc.)

• Maintaining a clean and safe lab environment

• Performing assigned daily tasks

• Testing protein functionalities (i.e. solubility, water/oil holding capacity, gelling, emulsifying, foaming etc.)
• Assisting lead scientist in R&D and sensory analysis for raw materials and finished products

• Conducting one research project per week to lead to a better understanding and improvements in our proteins' functions and synergy with other ingredients

• Utilizing creativity to develop new recipes that include our proteins


• High school diploma or GED equivalent

• Laboratory experience in pursuit of B.S. degree in Food Science or related field

• Good verbal and written communication skills

If interested, please contact Vanessa Valdes to schedule an interview:

[email protected]




The competition seeks the next new innovative dairy product, and the theme
for 2023 is Innovative Dairy-Based Products for Calming. A total of $16,000 is awarded to the top 3 teams. Make sure to read full competition rules and
guidelines, read about past finalists at: Dairy Competition

Who can enter:
Undergraduate and graduate students in the United States are eligible to compete by developing Innovative Dairy-Based Products for Calming. Successful entries will meet competition criteria, demonstrate innovation, and provide value to consumers. This competition is an opportunity for students to develop new products in line with current industry and consumer insights (available on the website).

How to enter:
The deadline for 2023 contest submissions is Jan. 16, 2023. A cover letter and 5-page preliminary report must be submitted to Dairy Management Inc. (addressed to Rohit Kapoor at [email protected]) no later than Jan. 16, 2023. Check website for details on guidelines for your applications and rules.

Contest details:
Available at https://www.usdairy.com/research-resources/new-product-competition. If you have any questions, please contact Rohit Kapoor at [email protected].

Photos from CSULB Food Science Club's post 10/12/2022

CSULB students, check out this study abroad opportunity!

This summer study abroad course is open to all majors!

For more information, contact Dr. Cheryl Rock at:

[email protected]



International Company-Sponsored Master of Science in Food Engineering! Start your career with the world's #1 dairy company, Lactalis!



• Completed a B.S. or M.S. by May 2023 in one of the following domains: Food Science, Microbiology, or Chemical Engineering,
• A strong motivation to work in the dairy industry.
• A desire to learn a new culture and new language.

• Live 2 years in France with intensive french lessons.
• Have all expenses paid (travel, tuition, insurance).
• Earn a Master of Science in Food Engineering from Ecole Supérieure d'Agricultures Loire (ESA) upon program completion.
• Study half the time at ESA and work half the time in the company with a tutor.
• Work for a minimum of two years with Lactalis American Group in the U.S. after completion of the program in France.

• Please contact Lenny Bass with any questions at [email protected].



The 9th Annual African Cultural Extravaganza 2022

Date & Time:
Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 from 12:30 pm-2 pm

Beach Auditorium, University Student Union


October 19th is the CSULB Food Science Program Open House from 3:00 - 5:00 pm! 🎉

On the same day, the SCIFTS Student Research 3M Pitch Contest and dinner meeting are from 6:00 - 8:00 pm! 🧪

Photos from CSULB Food Science Club's post 04/26/2022

Great food and a great message from Steve Price of after College Bowl. Thank you for having us and bringing the restaurant experience to families with food sensitivities.

Photos from CSULB Food Science Club's post 04/26/2022

We were so happy to host all of you! Thanks for making our return to in person so fun and memorable :)

Photos from CSULB Food Science Club's post 04/26/2022

College Bowl 2022! Congratulations to all participating teams and for joining us here at CSULB!


Join the Food Science Club this Wednesday, March 16 for our “Practicing Interview Skills” Workshop! You’ll get valuable experience that will help you towards your future career.


Join us this WEDNESDAY from 4 PM to 5:15 PM for our first Spring GBM! Get to know about your Career Options! Zoom link is on flyer or DM us for the link.


Valentine’s Day is coming up and more likely than not, you’re going to encounter chocolate. Come join us on Zoom with food scientist Dr. Cheryl Rock to learn about why chocolate is so prolific and why it makes us feel so good on Tuesday, February 15.


2nd and last GBM for the semester is today!! Join us at 4 pm virtually and bring your favorite holiday drink!! ☕️
Bonus! Wear an Ugly Christmas sweater to enter our contest! DM us your email to receive the zoom link! ✨✨


Join us at SCIFTS’ December Holiday Meeting on December 15! More info and reservations can be made on scifts.net . Remember, these dinner meetings are excellent places to connect with people in food science! See you there!


The next SCIFTS meeting has been announced. Make a reservation on scifts.net for the November 17 meeting at Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel by November 10. These meetings are a wonderful opportunity to network and learn about whats happening in the industry. Lou Cooperhouse will be talking about innovation in the alternative protein industry, so if that piques your interest, you should reserve! See you there!


Happy Monday, everyone! Friendly reminder that one week from now, we have our first general meeting for the school year. If you want to meet the officers and see what we have in store for you, message us on here or on Instagram to get on the email list.

Hope you had a good summer and a great semester so far! Food Science Club is back and our first general meeting is on Monday, October 25th through Zoom. You can join the Zoom meeting by contacting us through DM on IG or FB with your name and email. Hope to meet you there!


Hope you had a good summer and a great semester so far! Food Science Club is back and our first general meeting is on Monday, October 25th through Zoom. You can join the Zoom meeting by contacting us through DM on IG or FB with your name and email. Hope to meet you there!


Happy Saturday, friends and colleagues! Dr. Cheryl Rock is searching for 3 research assistants to join her team. Check out this flyer for more info!

Photos from CSULB Food Science Club's post 10/03/2021

Hi friends and colleagues, happy Saturday! Here’s an opportunity for you: Applications for Cal Poly Pomona´s MS in Nutrition and Food Science are open with a February 15th, 2022 deadline. The Don B. Huntley College at Cal Poly Pomona is accepting applications to their Master of Science program for those interested in Food Science or Nutrition. Their flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum allows for program customization focusing on Food Science and Technology or Nutrition. The program does not require courses in the field of agriculture. They offer an inter-disciplinary, in-depth study of theories, principles, and applications in the professions. Our mission is to prepare students to acquire the skills to pursue careers in research, industry, teaching, or advanced graduate studies. For more information consult our webpage: https://www.cpp.edu/agri/agmasters/nutrition-and-food-science.shtml. For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Gabriel Davidov-Pardo ([email protected]). Applications page: www.cpp.edu/admissions/graduate.


Hi friends and colleagues, here’s an exciting opportunity for you! Chapman University is offering a USDA funded fellowship for Food Science. They’re looking for BIPOC and/or first generation students to be admitted in Spring 2022. Learn more at chapman.edu/usdafellowship and email Dr. Anuradha Prakash at [email protected] for questions regarding the program.




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