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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 distance 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?

Food Science student selected 2015 K-State Student Ambassador

In the Homecoming ceremonies on October 25, 2014, Nathan Laudan, Senior in Food Science and Agricultural Communications and Journalism, was selected as one of the K-State Alumni Association Student Ambassadors for 2015. Congratulations Nathan!

Professor develops first textbook on food development

A Kansas State University professor has published the first food development textbook.

Fadi Aramouni, professor of food science, and Kathryn Deschenes, December 2012 master's degree graduate in food science, co-authored the instruction guide "Methods for Developing New Food Products," which was published in August 2014. Aramouni used material he accumulated from years of teaching the capstone food development class, plus material from other faculty members at K-State, to create the 360-page textbook that includes PowerPoint presentations and test materials for instructors.

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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 .


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.