PROGRAMS & TRAINING – Almost 100% of graduates have jobs in product development, research, sales and marketing, quality assurance, production management, analytical/technical services and regulatory affairs at graduation – and many wish to stay in the area.
FOOD PROCESSING & PACKAGING PILOT PLANT – The 7,100-square-foot space provides a vital resource for food companies that are just starting up or are evaluation new equipment, processes and product lines. The facility features chilled water, vacuum, air, natural gas, steam, C02, N2; pasteurizers and retort for sterilization, temperature-controlled storage, vacuum packaging machine, product batching and mixing capabilities, and malting, brewing and distillation equipment.
SENSORY EVALUATION LABORATORY – A state-of-the art facility that food companies can use to explore emotional responses to ingredients, packaging and marketing. The facility features 10 individual panelist booths equipped with observational cameras with synchronous video recording software and automated facial expression analysis software.
FOOD & BEVERAGE FERMENTATION OPTION – Food & Beverage Fermentation is one of the four degree options available to Department of Food Science & Technology students. This brewing program was recognized by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas in 2017, and is one of 12 programs in North America to receive this honor.