The mission of the Food Science Sensory Center encompasses three areas:
The center provides a state-of-the-art operating facility along with technical support in sensory methodology for University faculty and graduate students.
Graduate and undergraduate students gain knowledge about sensory methodology by participating in trained panel evaluations and helping conduct sensory tests.
The center's contributions to the outreach program involve technical assistance and sensory testing services for industry. These industry projects complement the education mission by providing students an opportunity to gain experience in sensory methodology.