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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, 47 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!

One Health Day - Olathe campus

One Health Day, on November 1, 2018, is a symposium to study the complex interrelationships between humans, animals and the environment. As part of this event, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to present a poster related to their research and antimicrobial resistance. 

Students can register for free with the promo code "student" at http://olathe.k-state.edu/community/events/one-health-day/index.html.

Submit your title and abstract of no more than 250 words to msnowak@ksu.edu by 5:00 pm, October 15, 2018. You will be notified by October 22, 2018 of the selection of your presentation. Posters must be free standing, no larger than 4 ft x 6 ft. The winning poster for each division receives $400. Contact Martha Nowak with questions at 913-541-1220 or msnowak@ksu.edu.


Italy Study Abroad Trip

Italy study abroad


Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture

Sara Menker, Founder and CEO
Gro Intelligence

Monday, October 8, 2018, 7 p.m.
McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University

The Food Science Institute hosted the Kansas City Section of the Institute of Food Technologists. Dr. Bob Hutkins from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln spoke about the role of prebiotics and probiotics in maintaining gut health. Dr. Maureen Olewnik spoke about the K-State's Global Food System program.

Dr. Bob Hutkins, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Bob Hutkins

Dr. Bob Hutkins

The following students were recognized as scholarship winners:

KC-IFT 2018 student scholarship

Joseph Zayas scholarshipNational Beef Packing Company students of the year

Yanting Shen, Ph.D.
Yizhou Ben Ma, M.S.
Maci Rockers, undergraduate

Karthik Sajith Babu, Ph.D. candidateBennett Uhl, Undergraduate
Danny Unruh, Graduate

We thank Dr. Sara Gragg for serving as President of KC-IFT this past year and wish incoming President-elect Julie Ruttan, alum of our program, all the best for 2018-19.


Support FSI Student Scholarships!

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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