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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 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 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?

2016 Urban Food System Symposium

The 2016 Urban Food System Symposium will be held June 23-26, 2016 at the Kansas State University Olathe campus in the metropolitan region of Kansas City. Our goal is to bring together a national and international audience of academic and research-oriented professionals to share and gain knowledge on urban food systems and the role they play in global food security. This symposium includes knowledge on: urban agricultural production, local food systems distribution, urban farmer education, urban ag policy, planning and development, food access and justice, and food sovereignty.

The 2016 Symposium is a partnership between the Kansas State University Global Food Systems Initiative and Cultivate Kansas City, a non-for-profit dedicated organization that grows food, farms, and community in support of a sustainable, healthy, and local food system in greater Kansas City.


 

Elizabeth Clark Receives KC-IFT Scholarship

Elizabeth Clark, M.S. student in Food Science, was the recipient of the Kansas City Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (KC-IFT) Graduate Scholarship Award. The award comes with a plaque and a $500 check. Elizabeth was nominated by her major professor, Dr. Fadi Aramouni, for her leadership, dedication and support for the Kansas food processing industries and training of undergraduate students in Food Science.


IFT15 - Where Science Meets Innovation

The IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo is July 11-14, 2015 in Chicago, IL. Come visit us! We will be at booth #2039.

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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 .

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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.