Are you curious about earning a Penn State degree in Food Science? Join current students and professors to learn about classes, research opportunities, internships, careers, scholarships, alumni network, and more.

When October 3, 2023, 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM

Where 203 Rodney A Erickson Food Science Building, University Park, PA 16802

Contact Dr. Chris Sigler

Contact Phone 814-863-6358

Plus, tour our facilities and participate in a hands-on lab experience with a Food Science class! Parents, gain valuable insights about scholarships and careers with our department head and professors.

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9:00-9:45 a.m. Food Science Tour

  • 4th Floor (Microbiology) - Microbiology Lab Tour with Graduate and Undergraduate Student Researchers
  • 3rd Floor (Chemistry / Engineering) - Chemistry Lab Tour w/ Undergraduate Student Researchers
  • 2nd Floor (SEC, Keeney Commons, Student Study Lounge) - Chocolate Sensory Test, Sensory Lab Tour with Undergraduate Student Researchers

10:00-11:00 a.m. Overview of Academics

  • 2nd Floor, Room 226 - Our approach to academics, career courses, undergraduate research, and study abroad

11:15-12:00 p.m. For Students: Live Lab Experience

  • 1st Floor, Wet Pilot Plant, Dry Pilot Plant - Quality Grading Lab with Dr. Elias's "Science and Technology of Plant Foods" class

11:15-12:00 p.m. For Parents: Careers/Scholarship Discussion

  • 2nd Floor, Room 226 - Introduction to: Dr. Robert F. Roberts, Professor and Head of Food Science; Dr. John Coupland, Professor of Food Science and Undergraduate Program Coordinator; and Dr. Josephine Wee, Assistant Professor of Food Science.

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own

1:15-2:00 p.m. Food Science Alumni Panel

  • 2nd Floor, Room 226 - Alumni share their college and career experiences

2:15-3:15 p.m. College of Agricultural Science Tour

  • Ag Hill Tour provided by College of Agricultural Sciences Student Advocates