This month we recognize our partnership with Oregon State University and the Food Innovation Center. Dr. Alan Sams, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, is an active member of the WMC Board of Directors. He extended the invitation to Jayne Bock to become a courtesy faculty member, which in turn has facilitated grant applications. Dr. Dave Stone, Director of the Food Innovation Center, serves on the WMC Lab Services Board. The relationship between WMC and FIC is strong and continues to yield opportunities to collaborate on research ranging from low sodium bread to noodles with added seaweed. And thank you Sarah Masoni for providing the FIC update at our recent board meeting.