September 19–22, 2017    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA    Pure Processing. Proven Results.


Student Opportunities

Welcome to The Quad!

Are you a student studying food science, engineering, packaging, or technology?

Come join us at The Quad, located in the North Hall expansion, the central location for the future leaders of the industry.

The Quad will feature the following:
  • Poster presentation sessions
  • Student mixers
  • Networking Opportunities
  • and many more!

Call For Poster Presentation Proposal

PROCESS EXPO 2017 is requesting for a “Call for Poster Presentation Proposals”, a new opportunity for students studying food science, engineering, packaging and technology to submit an original presentation as it relates to the food and beverage industry.

PROCESS EXPO will hold the inaugural poster presentation at its new area, The Quad. This is the place where students will have the opportunity to highlight new research data, technologies, and application.

If interested, check out the Proposal Submission Guidelines.

Click here to apply
Proposal Submissions Due: May 15, 2017

For more information contact Alaina Herrera at 703-663-1212 or Ann Marie Penaranda at 703-663-1213.

MISA Scholarship

The MISA Foundation Scholarship Fund was formed in March of 1989 by the Meat Industry Suppliers Alliance (MISA).  In 2016, there were seven $10,000 scholarships awarded.


This is to encourage and support those interested in pursuing careers within the meat industry or engineering field.  Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of the following criteria: academic performance, commitment to a career in the meat industry or engineering field as well as potential for success.

General Eligibility:

Applicants may be junior or senior level undergraduate students and Masters or Ph.D. candidates in engineering or the meat sciences, attending a North American university.   United States citizenship is not a requirement.

Please submit a completed application electronically to Ann Marie Penaranda.

Please complete the application and supporting materials in ENGLISH ONLY.

  • Section One:  Application Form
  • Section Two:  Supporting Materials
  • Short Narrative Honors, Works Experience, Leadership Activities, Official Transcript, Letter of Recommendation

Application deadline: May 8, 2017

All unsolicited enclosures will be discarded.  Incomplete applications, late submittals or grades may cause for disqualification.

There shall be a selection jury responsible for reviewing and selecting the individual awardees.