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Food Science Institute

216 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5861 fax

Welcome to the Food Science Institute!

The Food Science Institute (FSI) was established in 2001 to integrate the expertise in food science across K-State. FSI facilitates the undergraduate, graduate, and online education programs and provides both research and technical assistance for the food industries. Approximately, 57 nationally and internationally recognized faculty from five colleges and 11 departments serve as teachers, mentors, researchers, and extension specialists in the following areas: food chemistry, food microbiology, food safety, veterinary medicine, cereal science, dairy science, meat science, food service, sensory analysis, food engineering, human nutrition, and product development. We look forward to assisting you in the area of food science.

What's New?

Welcome back students!

A Student welcome tailgate will be held on Tuesday, August 22, from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. on Weber Lawn. Music will be provided by "Too Many Degrees," a bluegrass and folk music group led by Dr. David Grieger, starting at 5:15. Burgers and brats will be served from 5:30 to 6:15. At 6:15, Dr. Odde will be giving a welcome and introducing the ASI and Food Science faculty. Call Hall ice cream will follow the introductions. Please come and join us for an informal gathering and meet your fellow students, faculty and academic advisors.


KC-IFT meeting in Manhattan August 25, 2017

Join us on August 25, 2017 at the Little Apple for an exciting KC IFT meeting. IFT members, faculty, students, and anyone else interested in Food Science is welcome!

3:30-5:00 PM - AIB International Presentation and Tour. 1213 Bakers Way, Manhattan, KS 66505
5:30-7:30 PM - K-State Alumni Center โ€“ scholarship awards, dinner, and social networking. Dinner will be catered by Coco Bolos.

$5.00 โ€“ students and emeritus members
$10.00- IFT members
$20.00 โ€“ non- IFT members

More information: Contact Sara Gragg (saragragg@ksu.edu), Deanna Scheff (scheffds@gmail.com), Londa Nwadike (lnwadike@ksu.edu)

Sign up today! Space is limited! Last day to sign up: Thursday, August 17,2017.



Dr. Randy Phebus Named Interim Director of the Food Science Institute

Please welcome Dr. Randy Phebus, Professor of Food Safety, as the Interim Director of the K-State Food Science Institute. Dean of Agriculture John Floros recently announced this appointment, which begins July 3 and will remain in effect until a permanent director is announced. Dr. Phebus has been a core faculty in the interdepartmental food science program since 1992, and in the Food Science Institute since its inception in 2001. The FSI would like to thank Dr. Ken Odde, Professor and Head of the Department of Animal Sciences & Industry, for effectively serving as our Acting Director since the retirement of Dr. Curtis Kastner (Director, 2001-2015).


Save the Date! Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture

The fourth lecture in the series will be presented by Dr. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President for Markets and Food at the World Wildlife Fund. Dr. Clay will be speaking about "Feeding the World, Sustaining the Planet." Dr. Clay works with some of the world's largest companies to reduce their impact on the environment. In addition to his work with the WWF, he is the author of 20 books and is National Geographic's first-ever Food and Sustainability Fellow.

Please hold the date of Monday, September 11, 2017. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University.

For more details, please visit the lecture series' web page for more details: http://www.k-state.edu/globalfood/lecture-series/

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FDSCI ApparelLooking for some new purple clothing? Now is your chance to buy items with the FSI logo and also support FSI students! A portion of the proceeds from every item you purchase will go towards scholarships.

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