Upcoming Events Spring 2017

Spring 2017

“Squishy Physics: What’s physics got to do with food?” - Thursday, February 2nd 6:00-7:00 pmLocation: Beckman 404
FREE PUBLIC TALK: What's physics got to do with food? https://events.chapman.edu/31201

Science on Tap - Monday, February 6th at 6:00 pm Location: Provisions Market (143 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866)Topic: Why We Should Conserve California’s Ecosystems with Jennifer Funk, Ph.D. https://events.chapman.edu/26484

IFT17 Advanced attendee registration begins February 8th
IFT17 GO With Purpose  |  Sunday, June 25 – Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Location: Las Vegas, NV - Sands Expo Center. Register by May 12, 2017 and save! 

Last day to add/drop and audit courses - Friday, February 10th

Vietnam Presentations - Friday, February 10th 2:00-5:00 pm
Location: Argyros Forum 209A
Students that went on the Vietnam Industry Tour travel course will be presenting their research and their experiences. Check it out and enjoy some Vietnamese snacks too!

SCIFTS Joint Dinner Meeting with RCA - Wednesday, February 15th at 5:30 pm (social hour) and 6:30 pm (dinner)
Location: Village Green Foods, Irvine
This is a joint meeting with the Reseach Chefs' Association. Speaker is Ali Bouzari, PhD. and co-founder of Pilot R+D. Topic: Gears that turn within our food. RSVP at scifts@pacbell.net by the Friday before the event and see www.scifts.net for more details.
Alternatively if you are not an RCA Student member, sign up as a member and your dinner admission fee will be waived. Just forward your new RCA Student Membership (within 90 days of the event) to Jeff Crace (jeff@garlicking.net). You can sign up for RCA at http://www.culinology.org/page/membership-options
If you are RSVP-ing via RCA, use this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-southwest-regional-meeting-tickets-30925049656
There is a limited amount of space so please sign up early.

Ronald McDonald House of OC Volunteering - Saturday, February 18th 4:00-8:00 pm
Location: 383 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868
Sign-up at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VAlSOtCaIJq88IvNaiebolL3N9QRJtkklbwfYhqZGHs/edit#gid=0

**All volunteer spots are filled!** Volunteering includes making dinner for families using the Ronald McDonald House (RHM) facilities. RMH provides a place for families to stay while their children receive treatment for serious illnesses like cancer. We will be supplying all the ingredients and cooking dinner for up to 35 people that will be served at 6pm. Preparation and clean up will fill the duration of the time. They request that anyone in attendance must be symptom-free of contagious illness (fever, productive cough, unexplained rash, etc.) for 5 days prior to visiting.
Rowena has participated in this event at their San Francisco location and really enjoyed helping out. It is a great way to help out families who could use a home cooked meal and a nice way for new and current students to get together. Please contact Rowena Zahn (zahn105@mail.chapman.edu) for questions about this event.

FSNSA Club Meeting - Monday, February 20th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: HSC 103

Please join us for the first club meeting of the semester! Hear about all the activities and events we have coming up. This is your meeting and opportunity to get involved, speak and interact with others in the program! We are also planning to have a hot chocolate bar and yummy treats so for those in food chem lecture and lab, be sure to stop by and get your glucose-fix!

Science on Tap - Monday, February 20th at 6:00 pm
Location: Provisions Market (143 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866)

Topic: Buildings and Belonging: Designing Spaces to Develop Community with Michelle Samura, Ph.D.

Class of 2017 Graduation Fair - February 22-23rd and 25th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Student Union on 2/22 - 23rd and AF201 on 2/25th

See https://events.chapman.edu/31180 for more info.

2017 Southern California Food Industry Conference (SCFIC) - Wednesday, March 8th from 8:30 am - 3:30 pmLocation: Disneyland Hotel Exhibition Hall, Anaheim
New World: New Tools  See http://www.scifts.net/scfic.html for more details

SCIFTS Suppliers' Night Expo - Wednesday, March 8th from 3:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Disneyland Hotel Exhibition Hall, Anaheim
"The Southern California IFT Supplier`s Night Expo is an active, vibrant show that provides an audience of exceptional quality for our Exhibitors, and produces quality contacts. We bring real decision makers to the exhibit floor." See http://www.scifts.net/supplier.html for registration and details. It's free! So be sure to register and go!

Suppliers' Night Chapman Booth Volunteers WANTED! - Wednesday, March 8th from 3:00 - 8:00 pm (3 shifts)
Location: Disneyland Exhibition Hall, Anaheim
We are looking for volunteers for Suppliers Night (direct contact with industry folks, resume booster, good karma). Volunteers will help set up/break down booth and answer questions related to our program. Remember, prospective students and potential employers want to hear from students themselves.We need 1-2 volunteers per shift, and we also need people to help transport/carry some items for the booth set up (nothing super large and heavy) to/from Robyne's office. Sign-up at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0849AAA92CA2F49-suppliers

Natural Products Expo West - March 9 - 12, 2017
Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Hilton & Marriot

Trade Show:
     March 9-11, 2017 | Anaheim Hilton & Marriott     March 10-12, 2017 | Anaheim Convention Center
Why Attend? "Natural Products Expo West continues to be the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 77,000 industry professionals and 3,000 exhibits to the Anaheim Convention Center. Rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the US by Tradeshow Week, Natural Products Expo West continues to help attendees reach their business goals." - http://www.expowest.com/
Email Tara Okuma (okuma101@mail.chapman.edu) for the student discount code.

IFT17 Student volunteer applications are due March 15th

**SPRING BREAK! - March 20 -25**

Science on Tap - Monday, March 20th at 6:00 pm Location: Provisions Market (143 N Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866)
Topic: Uncovering Food Fraud with our own Dr. Rosalee Hellberg, Ph.D.!!!

7th Annual Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum - March 21-22 from 9:00a - 6:00p
Location: Beckman Hall, room 404
Students are FREE to attend, but we also need volunteers to help out! Please contact Robyne (rokelly@chapman.edu) if you are interested in helping out with the forum. 
Organized in cooperation with the USDA and the Joint programme of the FAO/IAEA, the objective of the Phytosanitary Irradiation forum is to increase understanding and use of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment to enhance global trade and prevent invasive pests. One conference guest (and irradiation consultant) says: “This conference is the most informative irradiation conference in the world. Speakers are on the agenda from several countries that are making food irradiation a routine process”. Don’t miss the chance to learn about the latest in research (thanks to Dr. Prakash & her student team), equipment, trade and regulations from speakers from all over the world. Participation in this event will be an excellent addition to your resume, as well as an opportunity for networking. 
Register at http://chapman.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=1383&cid=35
More info at http://www.chapman.edu/scst/conferences-and-events/phytosanitary-irradiation-workshop.aspx

6th Annual Food Industry Networking Night - Thursday, March 30th from 6:00 - 9:00 pmLocation: Beckman Hall Room 404
RSVP and event details at https://fsnetworkingnight2017.splashthat.com/
Current students are FREE to attend. Industry professionals and non-students may purchase tickets for $25 using the above link.


FSNSA Club Meeting - Wednesday, April 5th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: HSC 103

Please join us for our next club meeting! It'll be College Bowl themed to get us hyped for the PSW Regional College Bowl Competition this weekend! 

IFTSA Pacific Southwest Regional Area Meeting and College Bowl Competition - April 8th from 9:00 am sharp (Registration from 8:00 - 9:00am)
Location: Cal Poly Pomona (3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768)
For more information, see http://www.pswcollegebowl.com/
Be sure to purchase an FSNSA t-shirt (see Robyne) to support and cheer on Chapman's CB team!

SCIFTS Dinner Meeting - Wednesday, April 19th from 5:30 pm
Location: The Great Wolf Lodge (12681 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92840)
RSVP at scifts@pacbell.net by the Friday before the event and see www.scifts.net for more details.

Faculty Research and Development Council Faculty Forum Lecture - Monday, April 17th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: AF 209BTopic: 
Preservative and Flavor Enhancing Properties of Dry Mushroom Powder by Dr. Lilian Were!Because lipid and protein oxidation are major causes of chemical quality deterioration in foods, and the desire of consumers to avoid synthetic additives, there continues to be much effort put into developing foods with natural antioxidant ingredients that are acceptable to consumers. Mushrooms contain both antioxidants and flavor enhancing umami compounds. Therefore, they investigated the antioxidant effectiveness of dehydrated mushrooms in refrigerated beef patties.  The species selected was white button mushrooms. This talk will address work conducted to determine the antioxidant effect of dried white button mushroom in ground beef and sensory evaluation trials conducted to determine their salt reduction effect.
Lilian Were holds a PhD from Purdue University.  Her Faculty Forum talk will address mushrooms as a preservative that provides salty flavor without the risks that salt brings.

SCIFTS 2017 Student Travel Grant Application - DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 21st!
Travel grants are available from SCIFTS to attend the 2017 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada June 25-28. Grants pay for travel and hotel expenses, up to $500/student. Meals are not reimbursed. Twenty Four (24) grants are available to students this year. Click on link above to download application.

OC Food Bank Volunteering - Saturday, April 22nd 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: OC Food Bank (11870 Monarch St, Garden Grove, CA 92841)
Volunteers will work side-by-side to the beat of music packing food boxes that are distributed to hungry people in Orange County and surrounding areas.
Sign up at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ifxhLn80zc1lRo8Nq75jXFefVb_qxiQ8A67Fr6sc4Nk/edit#gid=0

Faculty Research and Development Council Faculty Forum Lecture - Monday, April 24th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: AF 209BTopic: Cellular, Behavioral, and Ecological Examinations of Suppression of Learning by Dr. William G. Wright

Decades of research has produced a large body of literature on how cellular changes during learning result in memory. Work in the well-researched model species in Aplysia californica has illuminated the cellular and subcellular mechanisms that produce sensitization, simple form of learning that involves an increase in defensive withdrawal for hours to days after a noxious stimulus.  Missing from this literature, and, indeed very rare in the overall literature on learning, is research on mechanisms that suppress memory in living nervous systems. Dr. Wright along with Alex Himstead, Jessica Martinez, Catherine Domingo, Vanessa Mendoza, are testing a specific hypothesis for how Aplysia and other species may suppress learning when it is maladaptive.  They are exploring this hypothesis at cellular, behavioral, and ecological levels.  Dr. Wright will report on their most recent experiments.William G. Wright has been collaborating with undergraduates as a professor of biology at Chapman University since 2001 and Colorado State University from 1990-2000.  He received his BS from UC Santa Cruz in the 70s and his PhD from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the mid-80s.  He did postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Labs, and Yale University’s Department of Psychology during the late 80s.

SCIFTS Phil Bates Scholarship Awards for 2016-2017 Academic Year Application - DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 28th! We strongly encourage all students to apply! Grants are award to qualified students who are planning to or are currently working toward a degree in food technology, food science, nutrition, Culinology®, or a closely related field. Click on link above to download application.

FSNSA End-of-Semester Spring Social - April 29th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: 4th Street Market (
201 E 4th Street - Downtown Santa Ana)
As we near the end of the semester, take a break and celebrate surviving another semester/year! FSNSA is hosting this event for you and one guest. See Danielle’s recent email for details. MUST RSVP before Sunday, April 23rd to ensure you (and your guest) will get food and drink tickets. Click here to RSVP!  SEE. YOU. THERE!


FSNSA Awards Night – Friday May 5th, 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: Argyros Forum 201

SCIFTS Dinner Meeting - Wednesday, May 17th
Location: Quiet Cannon (
901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640)RSVP at scifts@pacbell.net by the Friday before the event and see www.scifts.net for more details.

Schmid College Commencement Ceremony - Sunday, May 21st from 10:30 - 11:30 am
Schmid College Reception - immediately after commencement, location TBA

Texture Technologies Workshop - May 22-24th
Location: Beckman Hall 105

Only $25.00 for Chapman students! For more information, see https://events.chapman.edu/33639

IFT17, Las Vegas - June 25 - 28th (Sunday - Wednesday)
Location: Sands ExpoIFT headquarter hotel: Venetian Las Vegas
Registration starts February 8th! Early registration ends May 12th! https://www.iftevent.org/