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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 Outstanding Food Science Senior Award

Macy Sherwin is the recipient of the inaugural K-State Outstanding Food Science Senior Award sponsored by National Beef Packing Company. This award has been established to recognize a graduating (or recently graduated within the same academic year) senior in the Food Science & Industry Bachelor of Science degree program at Kansas State University who has excelled academically while making notable contributions to the sustained excellence of the Food Science program, the Food Science Institute (FSI), the College of Agriculture (COA), and the greater University community during their entire undergraduate academic program. A winner will be chosen each Spring semester and will receive a plaque along with a $1000 award from National Beef.

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.


Global Campus Award Winners!

The Food Science Institute would like to congratulate to Dr. Abbey Nutsch, Assistant Professor for her recent award received as the 2017 K-State Global Campus Outstanding Advisor. We also congratulate Sarah Reasoner, Distance Program Coordinator for her recent award received as the 2017 Friend of K-State Global Campus Award. Both winners were nominated by Dr. Deanna Retzlaff. They will be recognized and presented this ward at the K-State Global Campus Honors and Awards reception on May 3, 2017. Congratulations!

2017 Spring Commencement

Spring commencement ceremonies will be held May 12-13, 2017 on the main K-State campus. Congratulations to all Food Science Institute graduates!

Spring Commencement Ceremony Schedule

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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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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