Upcoming Events

Spring 2017


Cultural Potluck! Come enjoy a variety of dishes from all across the globe all under one roof!  This is a great opportunity to get aquatinted with your classmates as well as a few new cultures!
Date: Friday, February 9th at 6:30 pm 
Location: AF 206C

First Club Meeting of the Year! It's 5 o'clock somewhere! Join the current food science students and faculty for happy hour at the local sports bar, Danny K's!  We will be briefly discussing upcoming events for the semester and then enjoy the rest of the meeting with good food, drinks, and company!
Date: Friday, February 16th from 5:30-7 pm 
Location: Danny K's

Food Science w/ 1st Graders! FSNSA has a special opportunity to get 1st graders excited about college and food science!  We will be taking over a 1st grade classroom at St. John's Lutheran elementary school and performing food science experiments with the kids!
Date: Friday, February 23rd at 2-3 pm
Location: St. John's Lutheran

SCIFTs Dinner Meeting! Join fellow SCIFTs members for a special joint dinner meeting with RCA. This is a great opportunity for networking with industry professionals. 
Date: Wednesday, February 21st
Location: Village Green Foods, Irvine


SCIFTS Suppliers Night Expo! The SCIFTS Suppliers Night Expo is finally here!  Don't forget, volunteering for this event is a mandatory requirement if you want to apply for a travel grant or the Phil Bates Scholarship!
Date: Wednesday, March 7th at 3 pm
Location: Disneyland Hotel Expo Hall

Expo West! Join us for the 37th annual Natural Products Expo West and exlore all the latest natural and organic food trends!  This is a four day event filled with trade shows, educational conferences, and in-person networking that you don’t want to miss.
Date: March 8th-11th
Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Networking Night! Come network with food science industry professionals and learn about potential opportunities in the industry. Sharyn Iler, the cofounder of the Flavor Experience conference, will be our keynote speaker for the event.
Date: TBD
Location: TBD


Regional College Bowl! After a long year of hard work and preparation for this very moment, our college bowl team will be competing against other schools within the pacific southwest region in a food science trivia competition! Let's show them our support!
Date: April 6th-7th
Location: Cal Poly SLO

SCIFTS Dinner Meeting! This is the second to last dinner meeting of the year for SCIFTS so let’s make it count!  It will be a fun night of great food and many networking opportunities!
Date: April 18th
Location: Pomona Valley Mining Company

OC Food Bank! Let’s join together in giving back to the community by packing food boxes at the OC Food Bank.  These boxes will be distributed to the hungry in Orange County and the surrounding areas.
Date: April 21st
Location: OC Food Bank


Awards Night! Let's celebrate a year of accomplishments and wish our graduating students farewell in this fun end of the year event!
Date: Friday, May 4th, 6 pm
Location: TBD