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since 1907.”

Research Activities and Links



    The Research Committee, right, oversees one of PMCA's core areas.  From the scholarship programs, specialized fellowships and research grants to technical research symposiums, the committee promotes basic and applied scientific research in the science of chocolate and confectionery.  It is also closely tied to several leading universities.

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Front (L to R): Craig Savage, FONA International; Steve Marcanello, Asher's Chocolates; Leanne de Muijnck, ADM Cocoa, Tom Parady, Roquette America; Eric Schmoyer, Barry Callebaut USA; Stacy Reed, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate; Marlene Stauffer, Blommer Chocolate Company Missing from Photo: Brent Anderson, Wrigley; Jeff Fine, AAK USA; Sergio Machado, W.K. Kellogg Institute; Nigel Sanders, Smart Confectionery Solutions; Ed Seguine, Mars Chocolate NA; Eric Shinsato, Ingredion Incorporated; Mahesh Venkatachalam, The Hershey Company

Throughout the year the Research Committee offers various learning experiences.  To learn about upcoming events, click the link below.

Upcoming research events

The Research Committee oversees a variety of research grants.  To learn about current grants, what's available and how to apply, click the link below.

Information on grants

Scholarship opportunities involve undergraduate scholarships from the American Association of Candy Technologies (AACT) for students attending Drexel University, University of Georgia and University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as the PMCA graduate fellowship offered at Pennsylvania State University.  To learn more about scholarships, click the link below.

Scholarship opportunities

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