Graduate Students Madhuvanti Kale and Mehtap Fevzioglu recieve AACCI awards

Published: November 13, 2012

Congratulations to our graduate students, Madhuvanti Kale and Mehtap Fevzioglu, on the competitions in American Association of Cereal Chemist International (AACCI) annual meeting. Madhuvanti Kale was in the first place of the Best Student Research Paper Competition and Mehtap Fevzioglu received the Walter Bushuk Graduate Research Award in Cereal Protein Chemistry.

There were six finalists who participated in the final round of Best Student Research Paper Competition at the annual meeting in Hollywood, Florida. In first place was Madhuvanti Kale, followed by Frederico Barros, Texas A&M University, in second and Katharina Konitzer, Technical University of Munich, in third. Finalists included Lauren Brewer, Kansas State University; Liesbeth Derde, KU Leuven; and Mihiri Mendis, North Dakota State University.

The AACC International Walter Bushuk Graduate Research Award in Cereal Protein Chemistry for Ph.D. Students is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in basic and/or applied research in cereal protein chemistry. This award recognizes research in relevant to the broad aims of AACCI. The research can be either fundamental/basic (such as improved understanding of structure-function relationships) or applied (such as development of new products, processes, techniques).

Both Madhuvanti and Mehtap gave great lectures at the annual meeting. Congratulations!