Strategic Discussions for Nebraska features FDST Faculty

Strategic Discussions for Nebraska volume 5 features a number of articles discussing the reseach of Department of Food Science and Technology faculty. The magazine is written by senior students as a capstone course in communicating research on a different topic every year. This year's topic is entitled, "High Tech: The Future of Sustainable Agriculture."  The research of  Dr. Joe Baumert, Dr. Harshavardahan Thippareddi, Dr. Richard Goodman, Dr. Andrew Benson, Dr. Devin Rose, Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait , and Dr. Bing Wang are discussed in the magazine.

An interactive version of the magazine is available at The publication also is available as a printed publication. Contact SDN Coordinator Mary Garbacz by email at, or call 402-472-7119 to request a printed copy.

New Graduate Students

The Deparment of Food Science and Technology would like to welcome all its new graduate students to the program.

Name Degree Advisor
Anand Aditya PhD Dr. Bing Wang
Mohammed Aldawsari PhD Dr. Vicki Schlegel
Fatima Alessa PhD Dr. Vicki Schlegel
Nirosh Aluthge PhD Dr. Samodha Fernando (AnS)
Abigail Burrows MS Dr. Joe Baumert/Dr. Steve Taylor
Jose Rodrigo Mendoza MS Dr. Jayne Stratton/Dr. Andreia Bianchini
Lee Palmer MS Dr. Michael Zeece
Luis Sabillon Gales PhD Dr. Andreia Bianchini
Ahmad Salamatullah PhD Dr. Vicki Schlegel
Wm. Ryan Schwaner PhD Dr. Harshavardahan Thippareddi
Mayuri Ukidwe MS Dr. Harshavardahan Thippareddi
Junsi Yang MS Dr. Ozan Ciftci



2014 Welcome Back Picnic

Dr. Randy Wehling, Zsuzsanna Bugyi, Melanie Downs, and Laurie Keeler enjoying the picnic.Dr. Randy Wehling, Zsuzsanna Bugyi, Melanie Downs, and Laurie Keeler enjoying the picnic.

The Department of Food Science and Technologly treated its students, faculty, and staff to some hamburgers, hot dogs, and more at the Welcome Back Picnic. Many people braved the humidity to enjoy their food out on the south lawn of Filley Hall, while some opted to stay cool indoors. Many were in attendence and it was a good start to a promising year for the FDST.