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Welcome to the Food Science Institute

Dr. Curtis Kastner

From the Director, Dr. Curtis Kastner

Welcome to the Food Science Institute Website. 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 distance education programs and provides both research and technical assistance for the food industries. Approximately, 57 nationally and internationally recognized faculty from five colleges and 13 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?

Agri-Industry Career Fair

Visit with a wide range of agricultural related organizations looking for interns, co-op, and full-time employees.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
11:00AM - 4:00PM
K-State Student Union Ballroom


Dr. Gordon Smith Named New Grain Science and Industry Department Head

The College of Agriculture at Kansas State University has announced Gordon Smith as the new head of the Department of Grain Science and Industry. Smith will also direct the International Grains Program Institute, located in Manhattan. He will begin his official appointment Feb. 2.

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Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture

Robert Fraley, who led a team of Monsanto scientists that developed plant biotechnology in 1983, has been chosen to be the first speaker in Kansas State University's Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture series. In 2013, Fraley and two colleagues received the prestigious World Food Prize for their achievements in founding, developing and applying modern agricultural biotechnology.

January 26, 2015
7:00 pm
McCain Auditorium

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About the Institute

The Food Science Institute facilitates training of traditional and nontraditional undergraduate and graduate students; supports basic and applied research initiatives; and provides technical and scientific information to consumers, the food industry, and governmental agencies .


World Without Food Science

Learn about the role food science plays in ensuring a nutritious, safe and abundant food supply with these new videos from the Institute of Food Technologists.