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Asmita Singh, Food Science Doctoral Student, Receives Feeding Tomorrow IFT Scholarship

The scholarship is for $2,000....

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Asmita Singh, a U of A food science doctoral student in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, has been selected to receive a Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship.

Singh is a graduate assistant in the sensory lab of associate professor Han-Seok Seo, a researcher and scientist with the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the U of A System Division of Agriculture.

The scholarship is for $2,000. Singh also received a travel award to attend the 2020 Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting.

Singh is the student representative to two national societies for sensory scientists and food scientists: the Society of Sensory Professionals and the Institute of Food Technologists.

She earned her bachelor's degree in food engineering from Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences in India, where she was awarded the "Meritorious Student Award." She earned her master's degree in food science from the U of A with an emphasis in sensory and consumer sciences.

Feeding Tomorrow is the foundation of IFT. Its goal is to raise awareness of and interest in the science of food as a desirable career path, and to attract, retain and celebrate the creative and innovative minds of future food scientists to ensure the world has the ability to feed a growing and diverse population.

Feeding Tomorrow awards annual scholarships to students pursuing a graduate degree in a variety of disciplines within the science of food...

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