The Edward & Mary Mather Outstanding Food Safety Student Award (Mather Award) recognizes students that have excelled in the design and implementation of an applied food safety project, a component of the requirement of the Master of Science in Food Safety degree. The food safety applied projects for each calendar year’s graduates are reviewed by a panel of faculty judges for originality, quality, and application to a solution for a food safety problem. The awardees receive a plaque and cash award.
The award is made possible through the support of Dr. Ed and Mrs. Mary Mather. Dr. Ed Mather was the founding Director of the Master of Science in Food Safety program.