Clubs and Organizations
UGA Food Science Club
The UGA Food Science Club is for anyone interested in fostering close working relationships between students and faculty whose interest is in the application of science and technology to the handling, preservation and utilization of food.
The Food Science club is a student organization, a student chapter of the national organization of the Institute of Food Technologists and consists of both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Georgia. The purpose of the club is to assist student's professional development, help students better understand society, develop teamwork skills and a sense of social responsibility and be prepared for the real world. This is done through organized student activities designed to enhance knowledge of food science, expose students to leadership roles and meet professionals employed in their fields of study.
Meetings are held regularly every month. Food is provided at all meetings to club members.
Everyone is welcome! If you are interested in joining, please contact us through the Facebook page. Membership fee is $20 which includes free food at every club meeting, a club t-shirt, 50% reimbursement for an IFT student membership, and networking opportunities.
Phi Tau Sigma, The Honor Society of Food Science and Technology
- For more information contact Juzhong Tan, President of the UGA Chapter of Phi Tau Sigma.
Institute of Food Technologists Student Association
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with 22,000 members working in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government.
Students who join IFT automatically become members of the IFTSA. Aside from receiving the extended benefits of IFT membership at reduced costs, Student Members can also participate in educational programs, and scientific and technical competitions. Participation enables students to gain valuable experience and build leadership skills.