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Congratulations PSIFT Scholarship Winners

Six students from BSE were awarded a PSIFT Scholarship this year.

The Puget Sound IFT Scholarship Committee has selected Scholarship winners.  This was a tough year, we had our highest number of applicants and many very deserving students.  The Committee spent hours reading applications and supporting documents to make the decision. The awards will be presented on Tuesday, June 30th.  The event will be held at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Seattle.

  • Deepali Jain
  • Poonam Bajaj
  • HongChao Zhang
  • Ravikiran Tadapaneni
  • Ellen Bornhorst
  • Kanishka Bhunia

Congratulations, Regents Professor!

Dear CAHNRS Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

Dr. Juming Tang
Department Chair: 
Dr. Juming Tang

On behalf of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences I take great pride in congratulating our own Professor Juming Tang for his promotion to the rank of Regents Professor and Scientist in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering effective July 1, 2014.

The promotion to Regents Professor recognizes faculty members who reach the highest level of distinction in their disciplines and raise university standards in scholarship, teaching, and public service.  Dr. Tang’s record of professional accomplishments is extremely impressive and this promotion acknowledges his outstanding career achievements!

Congratulations to Regents Professor Juming Tang!

Ron Mittelhammer, Interim Dean, CAHNRS, Regents Professor

New Technology Improves Food Safety and Flavor

On Solid Ground | Feb 12, 2014

Juming_TangA new technology that is now available to food companies can increase the consumer appeal of chilled or frozen meals sold in retail markets while reducing the chance of contamination.

A group of engineers led by Dr. Juming Tang, distinguished chair of Food Engineering and associate chair of Biological Systems Engineering at Washington State University, has developed a novel microwave-assisted pasteurization system that can semi-continuously process 8- to 20-ounce pre-packaged chilled meals. This marks an important milestone in a research program funded by a $5 million USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant awarded in 2011 to WSU and partners across the country.

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Peas in disguise may increase nutrition

The Daily Evergreen |  Feb 5, 2014

The princess who felt a pea through 20 mattresses would have a hard time even tasting the peas used in Shyam S. Sablani’s food engineering research project.

That’s because Sablani’s peas have been reduced to a fine powder of microscopic pea proteins that could help people get more nutrition in their diet.

Sablani, an associate professor and scientist in the Biological Systems Engineering Department, and two food engineering students are researching the use of yellow peas to create microscopic containers. In a process Sablani called microencapsulation, the pea protein can preserve micronutritional compounds beneficial to human health.

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ASABE 2014 Fellow

Tang-FellowsCongratulations to Dr. Juming Tang. He has been selected by the M-131 Fellow committee, and elected by the ASABE Board of Trustees to the Grade of ASABE Fellow. This is an honorary status to which members of distinction may not apply but must be elected. This action reflects the high regard you are held by members of this Society. It also recognizes the significant contributions you have made in this profession. » More …

WSU Trains Philippine Executives in Food Safety Management

This integrated program melds lectures, technical instruction, laboratory observations, industry visits and “hands-on” experience in postharvest management, cold chain and postharvest procedures relevant to food safety and reduction in food losses and waste. Shyam S. Sablani and Jane Payumo, international research coordinator in the WSU Office of International Programs, developed this program together with other WSU experts from BSysE, Food Science, Horticulture and the Office of Intellectual Property Administration. More at WSU Today

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