Food Science Class Update

February 12, 2016

ThingLink NEISD District Challenge

Alan Florencia Gonzalez won for the high school division in the District Challenge. Great job Alan! Alan is a food science student as well as an advanced animation student, Click on the link below and then hover over the blue ribbon to see the district winners' work.

Fat Unit

(17) The student describes the properties of fats and lipids. The student is expected to:

(A) compare the properties of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids;

(B) identify foods containing triglycerides and identify which foods contain saturated and unsaturated fat;

(C) discuss the function of fat in food preparation;

(D) describe ways lipid oxidation can be controlled in food;

(E) describe the functions of fat in the body;

(F) explain the role of fat in maintaining optimum health;

(G) explain the role of cholesterol in maintaining optimum health;

(H) contrast the properties of saturated and unsaturated fats; and

(I) describe the effects of temperature on fats in food preparation.

End of Progress Report Marking Period

Friday, February 19, is the end of the marking period for the 2nd progress report for this 9 weeks. The 9 weeks ends on March 11, the day we get out for Spring Break.

Future Labs: Egg Foam Lab, Ice Cream Lab, Mozzarella Cheese Demonstration

Full Ride Scholarship in the field of Food Science and other agriculture related fields

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

is a major effort of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions, to award scholarships to selected students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at one of the nineteen 1890 Institutions in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines.

USDA 1890 National Scholars Qualified Field of Studies

· Agriculture

· Agricultural Business/Management

· Agricultural Economics

· Agricultural Engineering/Mechanics

· Agricultural Production and Technology

· Agronomy or Crop Science

· Animal Sciences

· Botany

· Food Sciences/Technology

· Forestry and Related Sciences

· Home Economics/Nutrition

· Horticulture

· Natural Resources Management

· Farm and Range Management

· Other related disciplines, (e.g. non-medical biological sciences, pre-veterinary medicine, computer science)

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is available to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college and rising college sophomores and juniors. The scholarship may be renewed each year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor’s degree.

National Scholars 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program will provide full tuition, employment, employee benefits, fees, books, and room and board each year for up to 4 years to selected students pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the following universities:

· Alabama A&M University

· Alcorn State University, Mississippi

· Central State University, Ohio

· Delaware State University

· Florida A&M University

· Fort Valley State University, Georgia

· Kentucky State University

· Langston University, Oklahoma

· Lincoln University, Missouri

· North Carolina A&T State University

· Prairie View A&M University, Texas

· South Carolina State University

· Southern University, Louisiana

· Tennessee State University

· Tuskegee University, Alabama

· University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

· University of Maryland Eastern Shore

· Virginia State University

· West Virginia State University

National Scholars Program General Requirements

To be eligible for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program scholarship a student must:

· Be a U.S. citizen

· Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale)

· Have been accepted for admission or currently attending one of the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.

· Study agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or other related academic disciplines

· Demonstrate leadership and community service

· Submit an official transcript with the school seal and an authorized official’s signature

· Submit a signed application (original signature only)

1890 National Scholars Program Application Deadline

All application materials must be postmarked by Monday, April 11, 2016, and sent to the university (or universities) selected by the applicant to attend. (University addresses and contact information are included in the back of the application.)

Download the 2016 USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Application (High School)
Download the 2016 USDA/1890 National Scholars Program Application (College)

For any questions regarding the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program, please contact:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration
Office of Advocacy and Outreach
USDA/1890 Programs
1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Stop 0170
Washington, DC 20250