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October 20, 2023

Reminder: Dave Wetzel Memorial Seminar on Oct. 23 with Zoom option

Submitted by Sajid Alavi

Iris Joye, invited speaker

The grain science and industry department will host the second Dave Wetzel Memorial Seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23. 

The seminar is open to the general public.

The event will include a reception from 11:30 a.m. to noon in the K-State Alumni Center's Tadtman Boardroom lobby, on the second floor, with light snacks and a chance to meet with the late Professor Wetzel's wife, Connie, and sons, Mark and Lou, both medical doctors in the Kansas City area.

The reception will be followed by remarks from Ernie Minton, Eldon Gideon dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension, in the Tadtman Boardroom and a seminar presentation by invited speaker Iris Joye, associate professor of cereal science and technology in the department of food science at the University of Guelph, Canada. The title of her talk is "Spectroscopy and other techniques to understand cereal proteins at work in visco-elastic dough formation."

For those who can't attend in person, a Zoom link is available for the presentations starting at noon. No password is required. Meeting ID: 999 4477 1065. 

Wetzel joined the grain science and industry department at K-State in 1973 and was promoted to a professor in 1978. He was world-renowned for analytical method development for grains and foods, specifically high-performance liquid chromatography, near-infrared reflectance analysis, near-infrared chemical imaging, digital fluorescence imaging, laser Fraunhofer diffraction measurements and Fourier transform-IR microspectroscopy.

For questions, please contact Michelle Olesky at olesky@k-state.edu or Kali Siliveru at kaliramesh@k-state.edu