The mission of Phi Tau Sigma

The mission of Phi Tau Sigma is to raise the stature and recognize scholarly achievements of the Food Science and Technology profession. This mission is achieved by encouraging outstanding achievement by Food Science students and professionals, and by enhancing professionals among Food Science professionals through the Phi Tau Sigma member network.

Purposes of Phi Tau Sigma

  • To recognize and honor professional achievements of Food Scientists and Technologists,
  • To encourage the application of fundamental scientific principles to Food Science and Technology in each of its branches,
  • To stimulate the exchange of scientific knowledge through meetings, lectures, and publications,
  • To establish and maintain a network of like-minded professionals, and
  • To promote exclusively charitable, scientific, literary and educational programs.
Face to face executive committee meeting
Hoosier Chapter Annual Luncheon 2016-2017

Membership: Why Should I Join?

Members are elected as students or after graduation in recognition of their achievements. Learn about the membership benefits.

Awards & Scholarships

Phi Tau Sigma offers numerous awards and scholarships to the members. To learn about the eligibility criteria and apply for these, please visit the AWARDS page

Local Chapters

Phi Tau Sigma has over 41 chapters across the world. Learn more about how you can benefit from the local chapters.

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Phi Tau Sigma Award Ceremony - July 13, 2020

Did you miss the Phi Tau Sigma award ceremony held virtually on July 13, 2020? You can watch the presentation right here.

Thank you for our Bronze contributing partner

Hawkins, Inc., Food Ingredients Group is once again a Bronze Contributing Partner to Phi Tau Sigma. Always on the forefront, Hawkins, Inc. has been a consistent and longtime sponsor of Phi Tau Sigma scholarships since 2012, and by this donation has renewed their commitment to the philosophies and accomplishments of Phi Tau Sigma.

Hawkins, Inc. is a progressive concern that manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals and provides functional solutions for a wide variety of industries. The Food Ingredients Group is a leading manufacturer of innovative pathogen control technologies and ingredients for the food industry. The formation of Ingredient Works, an entity conceived to capitalize on expertise in functional ingredient applications, food industry knowledge, technical service, and an extensive product portfolio, is focused on the comprehensive science of shelf-life, providing customized solutions to both the common and the highly complex issues faced every day by food manufacturers. The ultimate goal for the Hawkins Food Ingredient Group is to re-define the concept of shelf life and become a complete solution provider to the food industry. (Contribution to support the Phi Tau Sigma Founders’ Scholarship, and the Phi Tau Sigma general fund.) Hawkins, Inc. is a Bronze level Contributing Partner.

If you are interested in becoming a contributing partner or other significant donor to Phi Tau Sigma, please visit “Sponsors and Donors” section of the website.

Join Us and Actively Participate

Are you interested in joining, Phi Tau Sigma, please visit our membership page for more details. Nominations from two active members are required. We invite all the existing and prospective members to actively volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit the "contact us" form.