The Sensory Evaluation Center is located in the Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

Facilities within the Sensory Center

Product Preparation Area

A modern fully equipped kitchen for the preparation and serving of test samples.

Testing Booths

Adjacent to the product preparation area are 12 individual testing booths equipped with serving windows and controlled lighting. All booths have computers for ballot presentation and data collection using Compusense software.

Meeting Room

This room is used for descriptive panel training and discussion, as well as a reception area for consumer testing.

Focus Groups

We have access to meeting and observation rooms with video and recording capabilities.

Department of Food Science


202 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
University Park, PA 16802