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

Asmita Singh earned her master's degree in food science from U of A's Bumpers College and is now working on her doctorate in food science.
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Asmita Singh earned her master's degree in food science from U of A's Bumpers College and is now working on her doctorate in food science.

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.

Since 1939, IFT has been a forum for science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn and contribute with the goal of inspiring and transforming scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of people around the world.

About the 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 the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu

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