Jarma Arroyo, Ph.D. Candidate in Food Science, Wins IFT Feeding Tomorrow Fellowship




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Sara Jarma Arroyo is a doctoral student in food science who won the University of Alberta’s three-minute thesis competition earlier this year.

Sara Jarma Arroyo, a doctoral student in food science at U of A’s Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, received a fellowship from the Institute of Food Technologists.

Jarma Arroyo has been selected to receive the IFT Feeding Tomorrow Graduate Scholarship in the amount of $2,000.

Jarma Arroyo works under Han-Seok Seo, an associate professor of food science and a researcher and scientist at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the U of A System Division of Agriculture.

“Sara is an exceptional student who is very passionate about research, teaching and outreach,” Seo said. “Sara is also a talented speaker and an enthusiastic leader. She is dedicated to fostering strong relationships and collaboration in the areas of food science. Sara is a Student Representative in the Sensory and Consumer Science Division of the Institute of Food Technologists. She was also president for 24 months of the Sensory Science Journal Club for peers and the public, organized by the Sensory Science Center at the University of Arkansas.”

Earlier this semester, she won the college-wide three-minute thesis competition with her presentation, “Eating Your Stress Away? Your Emotional State Impacts the Way You Perceive Food.” She topped a group of nearly 40 other U of A students in the competition held by the Graduate Student Support Office. During the Three-Minute Thesis, students use a static slide and describe their research thesis in less than three minutes using language intended for an audience completely unfamiliar with the topic.

Last spring, she won the Gamma Sigma Delta poster and the doctorate in the college oral competition. Oral Poster Division Competition.

The Institute of Food Technologists Foundation, Feeding Tomorrow, offers a variety of scholarships for freshman, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing a degree in various food science disciplines.

About Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in businesses associated with food, family, environment, agriculture, sustainability and quality of life. human life; and who will be first-choice candidates for employers looking for leaders, innovators, decision makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named after Dale Bumpers, a former governor of Arkansas and longtime U.S. senator who propelled the state into national and international agriculture. For more information on Bumpers College, visit our websiteand follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumperCollege.

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