Phi Tau Sigma is the Food Science and Technology honor society. The Penn State chapter of Phi Tau Sigma celebrates academic excellence, and fosters leadership and professional development for food science students.

The organization's purpose is to acknowledge the academic and professional success of Food Science students and industry professionals; to foster the development of Food Science and Technology in industry and academia; to facilitate and encourage the exchange of scientific knowledge; to create a network of food scientists; and to support the food science and wider community with educational programs. 

For more information about Phi Tau Sigma or its eligibility requirements, please visit the national website or contact any of the current board members.

Board Members

  • President: Jennifer Goza
  • Vice President: Tara L. Pickens
  • Secretary: Laura Rolon
  • Treasurer: Grace Voronin
  • Web Coordinator: Magdalena Naziemiec


Visit Penn State's Phi Tau Sigma website for a list of upcoming events and to read their blog.

Upcoming Events - Spring 2021

Dates are forthcoming and subject to change. Note: events are held over Zoom. Please contact a board member if you are interested in attending any of these events. For more details, please visit our website.


  • Social: FDSC Buddy Event
  • Spring Symposium Workshop: Virtual Communication


  • Career Development Workshop: Negotiating Contracts and Salary
  • Spring Symposium Workshop: Poster Design


  • Special Event: Phi Tau Sigma Induction Ceremony
  • Spring Symposium Workshop: Slides


  • Thursday Seminar hosted by Phi Tau Sigma (4/8)
  • Spring Symposium (4/16)


  • Career Development: Industry Panel


  • Career Development: Joining Academia Panel

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