2018 OVIFT Golf Outing & Dinner

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hamilton Elks Golf Course located at
4444 Hamilton Middletown Road Liberty Township, OH 45011

Time: 12:00 PM EST (Shotgun Start)
Cost: $125/Individual – $500/Foursome

Click here to register

If you would like more information or to volunteer for this event, please contact: John Black @ (614) 312-4920

OVIFT Section Suppliers’ Expo!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Savannah Center – located just north of Cincinnati
5533 Chappell Crossing Blvd.
West Chester Ohio, 45069

We are excited to announce that the 2018 Expo
guest speaker will be Dr. Rachel Cheatham!

12:00pm – 1:30pm: “The Food Evolution Movie”

1:30pm – 2:30 pm: “Food Metatrends 2018: Uncovering the Trends of the
Trends in the Global Foodscape” – Dr. Rachel Cheatham

The exhibit will run from 2:30pm to 5:00pm and booths of approximately 30” x 72” (6 ft tables) will be available for $400. Like last year, it is an open floor plan with separate private meeting rooms for client interactions. There will be a limited number of electrical outlets that are available for an extra charge of $75. The table location will be determined by the order in which registration forms and payments are received: please use the attached registration form for instructions on providing location requests. As always, we will do our best to honor all requests.

This year we will again be printing a program for the Expo. Everyone who walks in will be handed a program with a map of all the exhibits with the booth location of every company as well as your ad. This is a chance for you to showcase your company in the program. If you would like to purchase an ad for the program, the cost structure entails:

¼ page – $100
½ page – $200
Full Page – $300

As in the past years, we will be raffling door prizes throughout the exhibition. If your company would like to donate to the raffle prizes with a company mention, please email us using the email address listed above. Thank you, in advance, for your continued support and generosity.

Please invite your customers to this event – it is a great way to introduce them further to the Food and Beverage industry!

For more information, please contact OVIFT

2018 OVIFT Food Science Spring Research Form & Poster Competition Winners

Graduate Category

First Place $3000
Emily Holman – Increased Yield and Stability of Antimicrobial Production of Paenibacillin in Paenibacillus polymyxa OSY-DF through Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Screening

Finalists (in NO particular order) $2000
Meredith Myers – Comparison of shelf stability, consumer acceptance and anthocyanin retention of blueberry extract and whole blueberry powder confections designed for a future clinical trial

Matthew Teegarden – Profiling the impact of thermal processing on black raspberry phytochemicals using untargeted metabolomics

Kathryn Williamson – Application of Magnetic Resonance for the analysis of the lipid fraction of green and roasted Coffea Arabica

Mackenzie Hammum – Investigation and development of a task-independent engagement questionnaire to be used in sensory evaluations

Geoff Dubrow – Understanding Consumer Acceptability through Flavoromics

Undergraduate Category

First Place $1500
Dan Sosh – Investigating the impact of functional pretzel snack on satiety in postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome

Finalist (in NO particular order) $1000
Anna Schmenk – Handheld Sensors: Testing the Next Generation of Quality Assurance Devices for the Soybean Industry

Morgan Whitecotton – Comparative punctate tactile sensitivity reveals human tongue is more sensitive than fingertip

Karli Van Simaeys – Evaluation of Alphabet Stimuli Using Anterior Tongue and Fingertip


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