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Planned Activities Fall 2017

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The Rutgers Undergraduate Food Science Club participates in a number of events throughout the year promoting involvement with faculty, alumni in the food industry, and the New Jersey community.

Faculty Involvement

Promoting student and faculty interaction is a core principle of the Rutgers Undergraduate Food Science Club.  Our biweekly meetings often feature an “evening chat with a professor” in which faculty members of the department of food science come to meetings and share stories about their careers in food science and their research focuses, while getting to know students better.  Students and faculty also participate in a variety of mixers throughout the year including a student and faculty volleyball game. 

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Industry Involvement

With a majority of graduates from the food science department seeking a job in industry, the Rutgers Undergraduate Food Science Club aims to showcase the vast opportunities available and strengthen ties with Rutgers alumni in the food industry.  Each year, club members have the opportunity to go on a number of trips.  Some past trip destinations include The Center for Advanced Food Technology, Lotito Foods Inc, International Flavors and Fragrances, and the New York City Chocolate Show.  This year the club will also host a panel of Rutgers alumni currently working in the food industry for a Q&A session as well as networking opportunities for students.

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Community Involvement

Throughout the school year, the Undergraduate Food Science Club participates in various activities to contribute back to the community. For example, in conjunction with the food science graduate students, members planned and led an educational program for local Girl Scout troops discussing food science.  The club is also active with RAH collecting and donating food as well as volunteering at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.   The club participates in other programs such as the Big Chill, Relay for Life, and Monster Mash in which the club has a fun and interactive food science themed booth.

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Ag Field Day

Ag Field Day, part of the larger, campus-wide Rutgers Day, is an annual celebration of community spirit and of the close ties of Rutgers students, faculty, staff, alumni, and New Jersey residents.  One of the long held traditions is the Undergraduate Food Science Club’s booth where ice cream, made by the students, is sold.  It is the clubs largest fundraiser and takes months of planning and preparation.  Members get the opportunity to make ice cream in the food science building’s dairy plant and see firsthand what it takes to make a safe and delicious product. 

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