Department of Food Science

The Department of Food Science in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Food Science.

Food Science News

Improving food safety knowledge, practices in Africa is focus of research
April 4, 2019
Improving food safety knowledge and practices in Africa is the focus of research conducted by Catherine Cutter, professor of food science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Dr. Kerry Kaylegian
Kaylegian Recognized by Gamma Sigma Delta Chapter for Extension Excellence
April 2, 2019
Dr. Kerry Kaylegian was recognized for Extension Excellence by Gamma Sigma Delta chapter on March 28, 2019 during the “Celebration of Excellence Event” held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Penn State Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta.
Building starch backbones for lab-grown meat using Lego pieces
March 27, 2019
A new technique to spin starch fibers using Lego pieces could have future applications for lab-grown "clean" meat, according to a team of food scientists from Penn State and the University of Alabama.
Penn State food science senior has found the ingredients for success
March 20, 2019
Brianna Elicker, of York, a senior majoring in food science in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has had a passion for food and agriculture from an early age.
Avocado seed extract shows promise as anti-inflammatory compound
March 12, 2019
An extract from the seeds of avocados exhibited anti-inflammatory properties in a laboratory study, according to Penn State researchers, and it represents a potential source for novel anti-inflammatory compounds that could be developed as a functional food ingredient or pharmaceuticals.

Upcoming Events

Better Process Control School
When: April 29 - May 2, 2019
Where: 252 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
PA Assoc of Milk, Food, and Environmental Sanitarians Conference (PAMFES)
When: May 15-16, 2019
Where: Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA
Food Microbiology Short Course
When: May 21-23, 2019
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park
Fundamentals of Food Science
When: June 3-6, 2019
Where: Erickson Food Science Building, University Park, PA