Attend this Midweek Mixer on July 21, 2021, at 12 noon CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5) to test your chemistry knowledge with a fun quiz and maybe you will win a prize! You will make new connections as you get to know one another through a food-based ice breaker activity and then there will be a little time left to learn about AOCS student awards. While we cannot provide a free lunch, we do guarantee we will add some laughter to your day.
Hosts Ivana Penagos, Ghent University, and Ece Gulkirpik, University of Illinois, from the AOCS Student Common Interest Group look forward to spending time with you.
Meet the Hosts
Ece Gulkirpik is a Ph.D. candidate in Food Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is working under the valuable guidance of Dr. Juan E. Andrade. She received her bachelor’s degree in Food Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 2017. As an international student from a developing country, Ece’s aware of the need for a change in the current food system. She aims to combine her engineering background and interest in nutrition to create sustainable food systems to enable everyone to access safe and sufficient food. Her doctoral research focuses on developing and evaluating processing technologies to improve the utilization of soybean products and enhance the nutritional value of complementary foods in low-resource settings.