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2019 Research Symposium

FAPC is pleased to hold its annual Research Symposium during OSU Research Week.

Research Symposium


February 19, 2019

Register Online - (REGISTRATION CLOSED) Must Register by February 8

Submit Abstract - Due January 29


Room 201 FAPC

Event Description:

FAPC is pleased to hold its annual Research Symposium during OSU Research Week.

The symposium will include oral and poster presentations of undergraduate and graduate student research conducted at the FAPC and OSU and a keynote address featuring topics pertinent to the food and agricultural industries.

Keynote Speaker
Jason Reicks, Florida Food Products Inc.
Jason Reicks photoTopic: Natural Curing Meats

Jason joined Florida Food Products in 2014 as National Accounts Sales Manager, Meat Ingredients. He brings over 15 years of sales, marketing, and R&D experience in the meat industry. Before joining Florida Food Products, Jason held the position of Business Manager at Flavorseal, Inc., leading their spice transfer packaging/casing division. Also, he spent four years with Cargill, Inc. as a Food Technologist leading the product development of the Club Store channel, launching 30MM+ lbs of private label lunchmeat into Sam’s Club. Jason started his career with Jif-Pak Manufacturing, Inc. in multiple roles, from Midwest Regional Sales Manager to Marketing & Technical Support Manager for the meat casing and netting manufacturer. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Studies from Iowa State University. Jason grew up on a family dairy farm in Northeast Iowa and now resides in the Kansas City area with his wife Jenny and their daughter, Haven.


8 a.m.Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:45 a.m. Oral Presentations (Graduate Students)
9:45 a.m. Break/Poster Presentations
10:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation, Jason Reicks, Florida Food Products Inc.
11:30 a.m. Food Industry Panel
12 p.m. Gilliland Awards Luncheon
1 p.m. Oral Presentations (Undergraduate Students)
1:30 p.m. Break/Poster Presentations
2:15 p.m. Poster and Oral Presentation Awards
2:45 p.m. Closing Comments/Adjourn

Abstract Requirements

Abstracts must address the following (but do not include these headers):

  1. Justification/Introduction
  2. Objective
  3. Methods
  4. Results
  5. Significance of your research
  6. 3-5 relevant keywords

Note: Please place a line space between each of the 5 sections.

  • The abstract should cite quantitative data from representative experiments if completed or discuss a project, expected results, possible pitfalls on a project, which has not yet been carried out.
  • Abstracts may be no longer than 300 words.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Nonstandard abbreviations must be kept to a minimum and must be placed in parentheses after the first use of the word or phrase abbreviated.
  • Do not include references, credits or grant support in the abstract.
  • Proofread carefully for formatting, spelling and grammar to avoid errors before submission.
  • All authors must have a copy of the abstract before the time of submission.

Sample Abstract (PDF document)

Judging Criteria (PDF document)

***Students who fail to comply with the abstract requirements will be disqualified from the awards competition.***

Poster Presentation Requirements

Posters are to be 48 inches wide by 36 inches tall.

Oral Presentation Requirements

Oral presentations are 10 minutes with a 5 minute question and answer period.




Register Online - (REGISTRATION CLOSED) Must Register by February 8


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