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Welcome to the Food Science Institute

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 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?

Team to Compete at AACC Annual Meeting

Congratulations to the Food Science Product Development team for their upcoming participation at the 2016 American Association of Cereal Chemistry International Annual Meeting in the Product Development Division Competition with their Cheesy Pack Crackers! The team members are Lu Wang, M.S., Bingyi Li, M.S., Karolina Sanchez, Ph.D., and Gagan Gandhi, M.S., all four are food science graduate students. The team advisors are Drs. Karen Schmidt and Jayendra Amamcharla. The AACCI Annual Meeting will be held in Savannah, GA from October 23-26. Congratulations! Good luck!

K-State Day of Dairy

We are excited to offer Kansas State students interested in food, health and/or agriculture-related careers the chance to share an experiential learning opportunity alongside dairy farmers and industry professionals. Throughout the event, students will come to better understand the science behind how dairy products get from the farm to the plate. Together, science, technology and innovation are helping the dairy industry meet consumer needs for safe, nutritious, fresh, convenient and sustainable foods – today and into the future.

When: October 5, 2016

Undergraduate Research Forum

The K-State chapter of Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society invites students in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, chemical engineering, physics, food science, or other related departments to participate in the inaugural K-State American Chemical Society Undergraduate Research Forum from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Chemistry/Biochemistry Building.


There's an App for That!

Keep on top of Food Science Institute and Animal Science and Industry news and events with the new App! The app is available on Google Play and Apple stores. Features include:

  • Stay up-to-date with educational programs and events
  • Receive exclusive alerts prior to and during events
  • Download resources including schedules, bios, FAQs
  • Access maps and directions to facilities, hotel headquarters and more
  • Submit event photos


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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.