The Department of Grain Science and Industry maintains one-of-a-kind teaching and research facilities.
Graduate students have the opportunity to focus research on cereal products with faculty in the Department of Grain Science and Industry. The students may be involved with projects that are designed to answer practical industry-related problems as well as study basic chemical and molecular interactions in cereal-based products. These projects are frequently funded by companies that have high expectations for immediate application of the research, allowing students to witness each stage of research and development with practical goals in mind. The department manages projects in the areas of milling science, primarily focusing upon the engineering aspects of processing, baking science, nutrition, extrusion technology and feed science.