Sara Calaman, a junior in Food Science, is the 2012 recipient of the Food Industry Group Undergraduate Student Leadership Award. The award was presented October 27, 2012 at the Food Industry Group Fall Membership & Board Meeting during the Annual Food Science Tailgate

Sara Calaman

Sara Calaman

Sara is an active member in the Food Science Club currently serving as the club's president. She is a member of the Penn State Ag Advocates representing the College of Agricultural Sciences. Sara is an active member of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Society where she has supported a wide range of efforts advancing the stature of Agricultural Sciences. As a member of Sigma Alpha, Sara organized efforts in the department to support Penn State Inter Fraternity Council/Pan Hellenic Dance marathon (THON).

Sara has coupled her academic success with a number of internships in the food industry. Most recently, Sara worked as an intern with Kraft Foods, Inc. where she gained valuable experience in research and development. In 2010 Sara completed an internship at Schreiber Foods. As part of the internship, she proposed solutions to control weights of products being produced to eliminate waste thereby saving the company money.

Sara is described as an outstanding student, focused on service, and developing her leadership skills by accepting challenge after challenge.

Department of Food Science


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