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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?

Dr. Daniel Y.C. Fung Retirement Luncheon

Please join us in celebrating the illustrious career of Dr. Fung. The celebration will be:

Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Place: Stanley Stout Center, Kansas State University
Comments at 12:30 pm
Please come for fellowship and food.

For planning purposes, please RSVP to Sarah Reasoner at sreason@ksu.edu
For letters to be compiled in a Book of Memories for Dr. Fung and Catherine, please send to Sarah Reasoner at sreason@ksu.edu or mail to the Food Science Institute, 210 Call Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.


Fall Semester 2014

The Fall semester for 2014 begins August 25, 2014. Welcome back students!

Student Welcome Tailgate

Kick off the Fall semester with some fun! Join the Food Science Institute and the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry for a welcome back tailgate party. The event will be on the lawn of Weber Hall on August 26, 2014.

College of Agriculture Watermelon Feed

The annual watermelon feed will be held Tuesday, September 2 on the lawn of Weber Hall starting at 6:15 pm. This event is sponsored by the College of Agriculture Student Council.

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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.