Fleming in Food Science receives national grants in oenology and viticulture


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Amanda Fleming’s research focuses on “studying the quality attributes and wine production methods of grapes grown in Arkansas.”

U of A graduate student Amanda Fleming has been named the recipient of two national scholarships, one from the American Society for Enology and Viticulture and the other from ASEV-Eastern Section.

Fleming is a master’s student in food science at Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. She is the only recipient of the ASEV President’s Award for the Oenology scholarship and one of six recipients of an ASEV-Eastern Section scholarship.

The Presidents’ Award scholarships are awarded annually to a wine and wine student in the United States, in the amount of $ 12,500. Both scholarships are awarded to graduate students pursuing a degree in oenology, viticulture or a program emphasizing a science fundamental to the wine and grape industry.

Fleming’s research is focused on “studying the quality attributes and wine production methods of grapes grown in Arkansas.”

Fleming works under Renee Threlfall, an expert in oenology and viticulture in the Department of Food Sciences, and a researcher and scientist at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, the research arm of the U of A System Division of Agriculture.

Fleming is the second food science student at State University to receive the President’s Award for a Wine Fellowship in two years. Sarah Mayfield received the wine scholarship in 2020 after being awarded a traditional ASEV scholarship in 2019.

Oenology and viticulture are the sciences of winemaking and viticulture. ASEV is a company dedicated to the interests of oenologists, winegrowers and others in the fields of research and production of wine and grapes throughout the world.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in businesses associated with food, family, environment, agriculture, sustainability, and human quality of life. ; and who will be the prime candidates for employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named after Dale Bumpers, a former governor of Arkansas and a longtime U.S. senator who made the state a major player in national and international agriculture. For more information on Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @ Bumpers College and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers internationally competitive education in over 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes to more than $ 2.2 billion for the Arkansas economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of colleges and universities in the United States with the highest level of research activity. American News and World Report ranks the U of A among the best public universities in the country. Find out how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.




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