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Amber Lindgren Defends M.S. Thesis

Amber Lindgren defended her Cereal Science M.S. thesis, "Solvent Retention Capacity and Quality Parameters of Whole Wheat Flour from Hard Red Spring Wheat" on Monday, March 21, 2016 at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
Amber Lindgren Defends M.S. Thesis

Amber Lindgren (left) with adviser Dr. Senay Simsek

April 13, 2016

Amber Lindgren defended her Cereal Science M.S. research on March 21, 2016. Her thesis is titled Solvent Retention Capacity and Quality Parameters of Whole Wheat Flour from Hard Red Spring Wheat.

In her research, Lindgren used solvent retention capacity (SRC) method to evaluate whole wheat flour quality for end-use functionality of pan bread. The SRC results were compared to other quality parameters used to measure bread flour quality.

Lindgren, a Minnesota native, was accepted into the Cereal Science Program’s Accelerated Master’s option and began her M.S. work during her final year as an undergraduate with NDSU. As a graduate student she received the Minnesota Institute for Food Technologists Scholarship in 2015 and was a member of the Food Science and Food Safety Club.

In 2015, Lindgren presented at the annual meetings of the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and the American Association of Cereal Chemists. Her paper, “Evaluation of Hard Red Spring Wheat Mill Stream Fractions Using Solvent Retention Capacity,” was published in the Journal of Food Processing and Preservation.

Of her time with NDSU, Lindgren says, “Graduate school and accelerated programs are challenging, but rewarding. There are many great opportunities in graduate school to grow as a professional within your discipline, and to build your resume.”

She has accepted a position in the Leadership Development Program in Quality Assurance at Ardent Mills in Hastings, MN following graduation.

Amber Lindgren’s graduate committee consisted of Dr. Clifford Hall, Dr. Jae-Bom Ohm, and Dr. Julie Garden-Robinson. Her adviser was Dr. Senay Simsek.

Source: Amber Lindgren (contact Dr. Senary Simsek, 701-231-7737, )
Author: Shannon Ueker, 701-231-7971, shannon.ueker@ndsu.edu
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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