For the third time in four years, members of the Chapman University Food Science College Bowl Team won the regional competition that advances them to the national Food Technologist Student Association national event.

To prepare for the quiz-style competition, students mastered a soup-to-nuts body of knowledge that included everything from food history to toxicology and safety.

Team members include Latha Murugesan (team captain), Natasha Fazel, Elham Shekaramiz, Hasmik Siwajian, Erin Hagermen, and Daisy Jacinto.  Erin and Daisy are undergraduate students in biology and psychology, respectively.  Lilian Were, Ph.D., associate professor, Schmid College of Science, is the team advisor.

At the July nationals the team will go against Washington State University/ University of Idaho (combined team), University of Arkansas, University of Delaware, University of Georgia, Cornell University, The Ohio State University, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.