Professional Membership: Eligibility and Guidelines

  1. Food Science and Technology professionals nominated for Membership must have a minimum of 5 years of experience beyond the B.S. degree (4 years beyond the M.S. degree or 2 years beyond a Ph.D. degree) in a position directly related to Food Science and Technology in industry, government, non-profit, trade association, private practice, or academic institution.
  2. The statement of qualifications for Food Science and Technology professionals should clearly illustrate how contributions of the nominee have distinguished the nominee from other professionals with similar employment. Please write in the third person.
  3. The statement of qualifications for Food Science and Technology professionals should demonstrate the relationship of recognitions, honors and other achievements to the professional strengths of the nominee.

Next Steps...

Are you ready to join? Please visit the link to know more about the detailed membership criteria and the membership form. Your membership form must be submitted by two active Phi Tau Sigma members.

Please carefully read the Instructions which start on page 3 of the nomination form, before and after completing the form.

Benefits of Membership

  1. Recognition - The process to become a member is one of nomination and review. Only those with the highest standards of excellence are approved for membership.
  2. The opportunity to connect and pursue excellence with others having similar values.
  3. Opportunities for leadership either by serving in an elected office or through committee appointments.
  4. Opportunities for awards and scholarships--especially for students

Why Join?

“…I want to build and maintain a lifetime connection with this group of dedicated Food Science professionals.” Dongjun Zhao, Ph.D.

“..because I truly believe in the organization’s vision and mission.  Giving back to the scientific community (and particularly students) helps to advance the future of our field.” Taylor C. Wallace, Ph.D.

“The organization has strong values that I admire…I wanted to make a statement of my commitment to those values…to say I am committed to this organization for life.” Steven Wilson, MBA

“I have observed Phi Tau Sigma take efforts to include all Food Science students and provide them the needed guidance, contacts and exposure for advancing their careers.  I am myself one of the beneficiaries…Becoming a Lifetime member amounts to giving something back to Phi Tau Sigma for everything it did to my career.” Ravin Gnanasambandam, Ph.D.

“…it represents high commitment to excellence in academics, service and leadership in every area but specifically in the area of food science and technology.” Fatemeh Malekian, Ph.D.

“…because I always forgot to send my dues in.  The second and probably the most important reason is because I believe in the Phi Tau Sigma purpose...to recognize and honor the professional achievement of food scientists and technologists, especially students.” Maria L. Plaza, Ph.D.

Pay Membership Dues

Are you currently a member or joining Phi Tau Sigma as a new member, pay your membership fees in a couple of minutes

Lifetime Membership

We are committed to serving our members and the food science profession. Show your commitment to Phi Tau Sigma today by becoming a lifetime member.

Student Membership

If you currently enrolled in food science or related degree program and meet certain criteria, the student membership is best suited for you.