Duties of the Program Committee

  1. The Program Committee shall be responsible for identifying and presenting appropriate programs to encourage the long-range professional growth of the SOCIETY. It shall be responsible for all activities at the Annual Meeting of both the SOCIETY and of the Institute of Food Technologists, other than the meeting of the Executive Committee. The committee may develop or assist in developing programs for smaller groups or members, such as: Chapters, regional meetings, symposia or scientific lectureships.
  2. The Chair of the Program Committee shall be the President-Elect of the SOCIETY. There shall not be less than two (2) additional Members. It also may include one or more Associate Members concerned with student or Chapter interests.

Members of the Program Committee (2020 - 2021)

Rodrigo Tarté, Ph.D., Chair, (rtarte@iastate.edu)
Martin Sancho-Madriz, Ph.D., Past Chair
Liz Boyle, Ph.D.
Kathiravan Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.
Hossein Daryaei, Ph.D.
Yiwen Li, B.S. (Ph.D. student)
Yanhong He, Ph.D.
Jamie Kendrick Wiggins, M.S.
Cordelia Selomulya, Ph.D.
Joy Simpson, M.S., MBA
Anna Hayes, B.S. (Ph.D. student)
Kaavya Rathnakumar, M.S. (Ph.D. student)

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