Yagmur Yegin receives multiple accolades in 2017

Yagmur Yegin, a doctoral student at Texas A&M University was selected to receive the following awards in the year 2017.

2017 – ‘Susan M. Arseven ‘75 Make-A-Difference Memorial Award’ Recipient from Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

This award seeks to encourage women students pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering fields.



2017 – Peanut Proud Scholarship Award – IAFP Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL, July 9-12, 2017

The scholarship is sponsored by Peanut Proud, Inc. to reward a selected U.S. graduate student who recognizes the importance of food safety and desires to help build the confidence of consumers by insuring the best quality food. Ms. Yegin was invited to International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) Meeting 2017 in Tampa, FL to receive her award. The Peanut Proud Scholarship awards the selected student a $2,000 cash prize and covers all expenses to attend the IAFP Meeting.



 2017 – Focusing on Industrial Recruitment of Scientific Talent (FIRST) Conference selected recipient in Cincinnati, OH, September 17-21, 2017 sponsored by The Procter & Gamble Company.

FIRST is a five-day, all expense-paid professional conference held on September 17-21, 2017, in Cincinnati, OH sponsored by The Procter & Gamble Company. FIRST is a very competitive conference to be selected, which gives a great insight about challenges, career opportunities, and expectations in industrial research. Selected participants learn about R&D at P&G, and understand the important parameters essential to succeed in a technical career in academia, private sector, or government.

Yagmur Yegin is currently a Ph.D. student under supervision of Dr. Alejandro Castillo in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at Texas A&M University. She holds a B.S. degree in Food Engineering from Celal Bayar University-Turkey, and an M.S. degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University. Yagmur`s research interests are focused on various fields including nanotechnology applications in food safety, controlled release of active ingredients in food systems, synthesis and characterization of antimicrobial nanoparticles, and effect of surface chemistry and topography on bacterial attachment. Additionally, Yagmur is also a Certified Food Scientist (CFS).

Congratulations on your achievements Yagmur. Gig’em!

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