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Abstract submissions for the 2024 Spring ACS National Meeting in New Orleans have closed.

Communicating Culinary Chemistry Competition: Coastal Cuisine

Please help spread the word!  The Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGFD) will be holding a special student competition in conjunction with the 267th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in New Orleans, LA, March 17-21, 2024.  The AGFD Communicating Culinary Chemistry Competition: Coastal Cuisine will take place during the ACS National Meeting, and is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, with finalist team preparations on Monday, March 18 at the same location. This event is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.


Entries should relate to cooking with coastal cuisine, interpreted broadly. Among other possibilities, entries could focus on dishes that feature coastal ingredients; techniques that exploit or highlight the physical/chemical properties of these ingredients; or chemical transformations that showcase some other aspect of cooking in coastal cuisines.


Teams may consist of up to 4 students. Students must be currently enrolled at an accredited college at the date of the competition. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. All team members must be student members of the ACS, though intent to join before the conference is acceptable.


Initial proposals consisting of a video portion and a written portion will be submitted electronically. A video (3-minute limit) should be related to the intended final presentation, and could (but does not have to) show a portion or overview of the intended final presentation. Video submissions should convey plans for a live presentation rather than a polished video product. Extensive video editing and effects are discouraged. Video submissions are capped at 25 MB. The written component (2-page limit, single-spaced, 12 pt font) should provide an overview and description of the team’s interactive component. Entries must include a list of supplies and ingredients needed on a separate (additional, third) page. Modest revision of presentations between the entry date and the final competition is acceptable.


Due date for entries is December 15, 2023 at noon EST for online submission.


Finalist teams receive complimentary registration to the Spring 2024 ACS national meeting in New Orleans, LA, and $600 per team member for travel costs. Supplies and ingredients will be provided for finalists.

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  • We would like to remind you of the excellent value that AGFD brings, including excellent technical programs, social events, student and young scientist awards, monthly E-newsletter, AGFD Facebook page ( and so much more.  We hope you value this membership and will encourage students, colleagues, and perhaps yourself (has your membership lapsed?) to join or renew your membership in the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division.

  • Applications can be found at our Division website (  We appreciate your membership and look forward to your help in growing our outstanding division.

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Passing of Dr. G. K Jayaprakasha

Dr. Guddadarangavvanahally K Jayaprakasha (Jay), 59, Research Professor, Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center (VFIC), Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, TX, USA, died on October 25, 2020 of brain cancer. 

Jay is survived by his wife Savitha, two children Shreyas and Swathi, father Krishnareddy Kommein, four
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