2007

Kristin Alongi

USDA Higher Education Scholar
Hamilton College
Major: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gavin Sacks
Project: Method for Selective Removal of Methoxypyrazines and Associated Vegetative Character from Grape  Juice or Wine


Aida Cedano

USDA Higher Education Scholar
Institute Techologico Monterrey (ITESM)
Major:
Food Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carmen Moraru
Project: "Pulsed Light Inactivation in Packaging Materials"


Jennifer Cholewinski

PepsiCo Foundation/USDA Higher Education Scholar
Univeristy of Idaho

Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bruce Halpern


Sarah Dierschke

USDA Higher Education Scholar
Texas Tech

Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ramon Mira de Orduna
Project: “How Vinification Parameters Affect Acetaldehyde in White Wine”


Juvenal Djangwani

PepsiCo Foundation/USDA Higher Education Scholar
Alexandria
University
Major: Dairy Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joseph Hotchkiss
Project: “Optimization of Analyte Detection Conditions for the Rapid Immunoassay Photographic Amplification Systems”


Charles Frohman

PepsiCo Foundation/USDA Higher Education Scholar
Brown
University
Major: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Raymond Glahn
Project: "The Bioavailability of Iron"


Joyanna Gilmour

PepsiCo Foundation/USDA Higher Education Scholar
Liberty
University
Major: Biochemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathryn Boor
Project: "Microflora of Freshly Pasteurized Fluid Milk"


Marta Grabowski

PepsiCo Foundation/USDA Higher Education Scholar
Grinell
College
Major: Biology/French
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dennis Miller
Project: “Mechanisms of Iron Absorption and the Inhibitory Effects of Tea”


Pauline Ie

PepsiCo Foundation/USDA Higher Education Scholar
University
of Illinois
Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rui Hai Liu
Project: "The Content and Distribution of Phenolic Acids in Whole Wheat and Its Milled Fractions"


Maria Angelica Listiyani

USDA Higher Education Scholar
Michigan
State University
Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathryn Boor
Project: "Identifying Bacteria Contributing to Preliminary Incubation Counts and Their Effects on Shelf-life"


Michael Nestrud

USDA Higher Education Scholar
Cornell
University
Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Harry Lawless
Project: “A Sensory Method Comparison: "Nappe Map" vs. Sorting”


Olivia Nnadi

Heinz Foundation Scholar
Cornell
University
Major: Chemical Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Olga Padilla-Zakour
Project: "Effect of Cooling Method on the Shelf Life of Fresh MAP Sweet Cherries"


Marilia Pena

PepsiCo Foundation/CALS Scholar
University
of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus
Major: Microbiology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Martin Wiedmann
Project: "Detection and Characterization of Listeria monocytogenes Phages on Dairy Farms"


Yelena Poklad

Kraft Foods Scholar
Stony Brook University

Major: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Olga Padilla-Zakour
Project: "Phenolic Composition of New York Wine Grapes and Their Pomace"


Lorraine Rodriguez

PepsiCo Foundation/CALS Scholar
University
of Puerto Rico, Humacao
Major: Microbiology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Martin Wiedmann
Project: "Sequencing of Salmonella Genes Under Positive Selection"


Dejaimenay Stephenson

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Cornell
University
Major: Biology
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bruce Halpern
Project: "Detection of Olfactory Odorants Using the Oral Cavity Only"


Ramanda Stricklin

PepsiCo Foundation Scholar
Oklahoma
State University
Major: Food Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dave Barbano
Project: "Analysis of Milk Fat, Bacteria, and Somatic Cell Counts on Gravity Separated Milk at Different  Temperatures"