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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?

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/


Congratulations to the Food Science Undergraduate Mate Au Lait Protein Plus Team!

Conrad Kabus, Junior in Food Science, Mayla Kritski, Senior in Food Science and Karthik Sajith Babu, M.S. Graduate Student were selected as one of the top three teams in the 2017 National Dairy Council New Product Competition with their Mate Au Lait Protein Plus! We are extremely proud of our students and their hard work has paid off! Many thanks to Dr. Jayendra Amamcharla for his great job in advising this group!

The first-, second- and third-place winners will be announced on Tuesday June 27th, 2017 at the American Dairy Science Association Joint Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, UT. Congratulations!

Gordon SmithGordon Smith Named an IFT Fellow

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Gordon Smith, IGP Institute Director, as being selected as a 2017 Institute of Food Technologists Fellow! Dr. Smith will be recognized during the Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting on June 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.


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.

Shop online now!

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

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