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Cereal and Food Sciences Students Recognized by Minnesota Food Technologists

Cereal and Food Sciences students Madison Gohl, Katelyn Schmoll, Minwei Xu and Supun Sandaru Fernando were recognized during the Minnesota Section of the Institute of Food Technologists awards dinner.

April 26, 2018

Cereal and Food Sciences students from the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University were recognized by the Minnesota Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (MN IFT) during an awards dinner on April 23, 2018. Madison Gohl and Katelyn Schmoll received undergraduate scholarships. Minwei Xu received a graduate scholarship and a travel award. Supun Sandaru Fernando received a travel award.

Gohl, from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, is an accelerated M.S. student completing a B.S. in Food Science and a M.S. in Cereal Science simultaneously. She presented a poster, “Enhancing Pulse Utilization through Flavor Modification”, at the event.

Schmoll, from Wausau, Wisconsin, is a Food Science student pursuing a B.S. degree.

Gohl and Schmoll are advised by Clifford Hall, professor and Food Science undergraduate program coordinator in the Department of Plant Sciences.

Xu, from China, is a Ph.D. student in Cereal Science. He presented a poster, “Chickpea Germination Improves the Antioxidative Activity of Its Soluble Phenolic Compounds in Oil-in-Water Emulsions”, at the event. He is advised by Bingcan Chen, assistant professor in Cereal and Food Sciences in the Department of Plant Sciences.

Fernando, from Sri Lanka, is a Ph.D. student in Cereal Science. He is advised by Frank Manthey, professor and Cereal Science graduate program coordinator in the Department of Plant Sciences.

The MN IFT annually awards scholarships to outstanding food science graduate and undergraduate students. The awards are given “to encourage volunteer service, leadership, academic achievement, professional development and to support research in Food Science." The purpose of the travel award is to assist graduate students in presenting their work at academic conferences. (http://www.mnift.org/events/April-2018-Dinner-Meeting/)

The Minnesota Section is a regional section of the Institute of Food Technologists, covering Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, northern Iowa and northwestern Wisconsin. With over 1000 members, it is one of the largest sections of the IFT. (https://www.mnift.org/)

Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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