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216 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5861 fax

Welcome to the Kansas State University 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, 47 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

ASI and FDSCI Student Welcome Tailgate



FutureKC 2019: The Future of Food

Future of Food


FutureKC 2019: The Future of Food
November 22, 2019
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Abbott
1901 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64180


Save the Date! Urban Food Systems Symposium

Urban Food Systems

The Urban Food Systems Symposium Scientific Committee is pleased to announce their Call for Abstracts

Abstracts for the Urban Food Systems Symposium set for June 4 - 6, 2020 in Kansas City, MO, are now being accepted. The abstract submission deadline is 5 p.m. CST, November 1, 2019. This is a great way to share your work with others through oral or poster presentations.

The symposium brings together researchers, not-for-profit administrators, community organizers, extension professionals, students, and others, to share and gain knowledge on urban food systems and agriculture and their role in global food security. The focus is on climate change; nutrition and human health; food production and distribution in cities; urban planning and development; food security; food policy and advocacy; international perspectives; community engagement; and urban planning and economic development.

More information about the 2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium, including how to submit abstracts, is available by clicking the button below or by emailing info@ufss2020.org.


Caleb Wagner wins Schreiber Foods competition

Caleb WagnerCaleb Wagner, Food Science Master's student with Global Campus, recently competed in the Schreiber Foods Graduate Student poster contest in Dairy Foods Research. He place first in this competition! The competition was held at the 2019 American Dairy Science Association annual meeting in Cincinnati, OH. Caleb is a Master's student with Dr. Jayendra Amamcharla. Congratulations Caleb!


It's All About That Taste

Everybody has to eat, and these Global Campus K-Staters add flavor, convenience and imagination to the foods we enjoy. You'll recognize some of your favorite brands (Popsicle, anyone?) as you read how these Wildcats make our lives a little more delicious.

Global Campus Link magazine


Kansas State University Global Campus offers new scholarship for food science students

The Nathan and Becky Smit Food Innovation Scholarship, a $1,000 renewable award for Kansas State University online undergraduate food science students, will be offered for the first time in fall 2019.

Made possible by the generosity of Nathan and Becky Smit, the scholarship aims to provide financial support for distance students studying food science. Nathan Smit is a 2008 graduate of Kansas State University's distance program in food science. He earned his bachelor's degree and used it to quickly climb the corporate ladder at Hormel Foods Corporation.

Read the full story in K-State's Global Campus Link magazine.






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Support FSI Student Scholarships!

Food Science 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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