Phi Tau Sigma is the honor society of food science and technology that recognizes excellence in undergraduate and graduate students. The University of Wisconsin’s chapter was established in 1956, three years after the University of Massachusetts founded the first chapter.


The objectives of Phi Tau Sigma are:


 
  • To recognize and honor professional achievements of food scientists and technologists;
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  • To encourage the application of fundamental scientific principles to food science and technology in each of its branches;
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  • To stimulate the exchange of scientific knowledge through meetings, lectures, and publications, and
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  • To promote exclusively charitable, scientific, literary, and educational programs.
  • Eligibility:


     
  • Undergraduate juniors or seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above;
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  • Graduate students with a GPA of 3.5 and who have completed at least three semesters of their program;
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  • Candidates are nominated by at two members of Phi Tau Sigma in good standing, one of whom should be a faculty member of the Department of Food Science;
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  • Nominations are reviewed by a PTS Membership Qualifications Committee;
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  • Nomination recommendations are then taken to the PTS Executive Committee for membership.