December, 2018
Department Newsletter
Congratulations to all of our fall graduates! We wish you all the best!
Bakery Science and Management:
  • Ivy Gichohi
  • Aaron Goerl
  • Andrew Karstens
  • Erin Parker (Coleman)
  • Chris Reusz

Feed Science and Management:
  • Jon Corn
  • Ryan Lierz
Milling Science and Management:
  • Andrew Alvarez
  • Ben Broxterman
  • Sumner Harrelson
  • Hailey Heizman
  • Parker McGuire
  • Carl Whitmer
IGP Institute Courses
The IGP Institute held three on-site courses in December. The first was the USDA Cochran Fellowship Program - U.S. Sorghum Exposure and Utilization for Vietnam. This was followed by the GEAPS-/K-State Hands-On Training Program. The last course of the year was the Flour Milling for State Wheat Commissioners and Staff.

Check out photos of the courses on the IGP Institute Facebook page .
Awards and Recognitions
Xiuzhi "Susan" Sun
The National Academy of Inventors is honoring Dr. Sun for her prolific spirit of innovation and the impact of her work.

Sun is one of 148 renowned academic inventors and innovators named as the newest fellows .

Check out the news release here .
Anita McDiffet
Anita McDiffet is retiring after serving the department for 37 years. Anita has touched the lives of hundreds of K-State students and helped facilitate their remarkable academic and career achievements. We wish her all the best!

Check out the photos from her retirement party here .
For this month's Faculty Spotlight, we are featuring Dr. Kaliramesh Siliveru. 

Dr. Siliveru joined the department in January 2018 as the grain processing assistant professor. Siliveru obtained his Ph.D. from K-State and worked as a research associate at the USDA Agricultural Research Service Center for Grains and Animal Health before returning to K-State.

When asked why he chose grain science, Siliveru said he knew early on that this was the field he wanted to pursue.

"I used to visit farms in India where I would see a lot of grain loss in the storage methods, and I also read an article in high school that mentioned that the losses during storage and processing grain is about 50 percent. This motivated me to see whether we could fix these losses. I then spoke to my father and grandfather, and they agreed that this is major issue that we face."

Check out Dr. Siliveru's full bio brief here .