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ERIC Number: EJ849600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-4329
Irradiation: Making Produce Healthy and Safe
Zahed, Masooma
Journal of Food Science Education, v7 n1 p14-15 Jan 2008
One of the core competencies in the IFT education standards for students is to achieve competency in communications skills (that is, oral and written communication, listening, interviewing, and so on). According to the IFT guidelines, by the time students graduate, they should not only be able to search for and condense information but also be able to "communicate technical information to a nontechnical audience." The Education Division of IFT sponsors an annual writing competition for undergraduate students to bring attention to and promote the development of communication skills. The short essays can be on any technical subject or latest development in the food science and technology field that may be important to the consumer. The article must be written in a nontechnical language such that someone reading a local newspaper could also understand it. Due date for submissions is typically the 1st week in June every year. More information on eligibility, rules, submission, and judging criteria is posted on IFT's Student Association website. Monetary prizes are awarded to the authors of the top 3 articles, and the winning entry is published in the "Journal of Food Science Education" (JFSE) each year. JFSE is pleased to publish this year's winning entry submitted by Masooma Zahed from Chapman Univ.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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