Elk Grove Village, IL [July 6, 2015] — Kemia Amin, a graduate student in Food Science & Technology at Virginia Tech, has been awarded the Edlong Dairy Technologies Scholarship through IFT, the Institute of Food Technologists. Since 2012, Edlong has awarded thousands of dollars in scholarship money to students pursuing a degree in food science with an emphasis on dairy flavors and/or dairy science.
“Each year, we’re excited to see the caliber of applicants who have chosen to focus their studies on dairy science, and this year was no different,” says Edlong President & CEO Laurette Rondenet-Smith. “Kemia’s dedication to helping the dairy industry through her research, coupled with her participation and leadership in career-related groups both at school and in the food science profession, made her an excellent choice for this year’s scholarship.”
Kemia’s research focuses on understanding the effects of LED light on milk, with the goal of identifying light protective additives in dairy packaging that will effectively protect product quality. She expects her research will benefit the dairy industry by helping producers deliver milk with improved health and taste attributes for consumers.
The scholarship is administered through Feeding Tomorrow, the Foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists.
Edlong Dairy Technologies is the global food industry’s most comprehensive resource for dairy technologies. Founded in 1914, the company assists customers at every stage of product development, offering technical collaboration, formulation expertise and customized solutions. It also develops and markets Cheese, Butter, Milk & Cream, Cultured, Sweet Dairy, and masking and mouthfeel flavors, backed by personal, responsive, reliable service. Edlong is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
For more than 70 years, IFT has existed to advance the science of food. This nonprofit scientific society—with more than 18,000 members from more than 100 countries—brings together food scientists, technologists and related professions from academia, government and industry. ift.org.
Dave Booth, Edlong Dairy Technologies