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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?

K-State Olathe enrollment hits spring record

Kansas State University Olathe continues to set records in enrollment. Student numbers for the spring 2017 academic semester break the campus' previous enrollment record set in fall 2016.

K-State Olathe has 142 students who are earning master's degrees, doctorates, professional science master's degrees or who are taking graduate-level coursework through on-campus or distance classes. This is up from the 118 students enrolled in fall 2016. Much of the growth stems from new academic programs at the campus and some academic programs at Kansas State University adding K-State Olathe distance sections to the course catalog.


The Future is Built Here!

Enjoy food, fun and plenty of purple at K-State Open House. Explore our 250-plus majors and options, 475-plus student organizations, and the family atmosphere that makes K-State stand out.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Manhattan, 9 a.m.-3 pm.
Olathe and Polytechnic (Salina), 9 a.m.-2 p.m


Study Tour to India - January 2018

Dr. Andrew Barkley in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Mary Ellen Barkley, Assistant Director, KSU Career Center are leading a Study Tour to India that will take place in January 2018. Traveling dates are January 2-13,. 2018. The course number will be AGEC 460- International Food and Agribusiness Study Tour of India. For more information about this great opportunity, please contact them.

Dr. Barkley –barkley@ksu.edu or Mary Ellen Barkley at mebark@ksu.edu


Young Scientist Award Symposium

This symposium is sponsored by the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division (AGFD) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This symposium is designed by the AGFD to showcase the research talents of outstanding young scientists in the fields of study encompassed by the Division. Participation in the symposium is open to all young scientists who have earned their last degree within 12 years of October 1st of the year of presentation.

The award will be presented at the 254th ACS Meeting in Washington, DC on August 20–24, 2017.

Details and application

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