Still a young woman on the top of sensory research

Camilla Cattaneo, PhD student in Food Systems at University of Milan (tutor: Ella Pagliarini), has been selected as the Awardee of the Sensory Sciences Scholarship (15000 $) for the academic year of 2018/2019.  Applicants for the scholarship must be enrolled in a PhD. Program such as Food Science, Nutrition, Psychology or Physiology. The planned or on-going dissertation research must be on a sensory topic under the guidance of a sensory scientist.

This is the most prestigiuos scholarship in the Sensory Science field and it is awarded annually worldwilde in honor of the memory of Prof. Rose Marie Pangborn, who was the pioneer in the field of sensory analysis of food attributes, publishing over 180 scientific articles and co-authored 3 textbooks. She served for 35 years at the University of California, Davis until her death in 1990.

Two years before her death, she established the Sensory Sciences Scholarship Fund, a corporation to provide funding for graduate students pursuing the Ph.D. in Sensory Science. Consistent with her life-long dedication to educating sensory scientists, this scholarship will provide her living memorial to future students.