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Kaiser Receives Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Amber Kaiser, a Ph.D. student in the Cereal Science graduate program at North Dakota State University, was selected to receive a NDSU College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year.
Kaiser Receives Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Amber Kaiser

April 10, 2018

Amber Kaiser, a Ph.D. student in the Cereal Science graduate program at North Dakota State University, was selected to receive a NDSU College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year.

The fellowship is designed to support the completion of a Ph.D. student’s dissertation. Recipients receive a stipend for the year, allowing them to dedicate their time exclusively to their dissertation. Additional funds are given for research supplies and travel to deliver presentations at national or international meetings.

Kaiser’s dissertation is “Hammer Milling of Yellow Split Pea”. She evaluated the composition, physical characteristics and flow properties of yellow split pea milled at varying seed moisture levels and at a variety of hammer mill settings. She also compared composition, flow properties and physical and functional qualities of roller-milled yellow split pea to that of hammer-milled yellow split pea between samples of comparable particle size. The results of her research will provide foundational information for further research and for process design in the developing pulse milling industry. Her advisor is Clifford Hall, professor and food science undergraduate program coordinator in the Department of Plant Sciences.

Kaiser, from Bainsville, Ontario, Canada, earned her B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from The Master's University (formerly The Master's College) in Santa Clarita, CA and a M.S. in Food Science from Chapman University in Orange, CA. In addition to working on her Ph.D. in Cereal Science at NDSU, she is also working on an M.S. in Applied Statistics under the direction of former NDSU Statistics assistant professor Seung Won Hyun.

Selection criteria for the fellowship includes the quality of the student’s research summary and credentials. Students are expected to complete their dissertation during the year of funding. More information is available at https://www.ndsu.edu/gradschool/current_students/fellowships_and_awards/.

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

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