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Welcome to OSU Food Science & Technology

The OSU Food Science & Technology (FST) program enthusiastically embraces the role as the epicenter where food meets science and where students receive impactful education along with experiential learning as they advance their careers within the food and beverage community.

Our faculty’s diverse research interests enable us to successfully collaborate with Oregon’s agricultural and food and beverage industries. We are by design the department that provides value added finishes to the work conducted by our colleagues throughout the College of Agricultural Sciences.

FST supports Oregon’s economy by augmenting the value of specialty crops produced throughout the state. We innovate products, strengthen food safety systems, troubleshoot quality challenges, provide work force training, and educate the next generation of industry leaders. All aspects of our work are based on a foundation of science as we passionately pursue scholarly excellence.

Mission and Vision Statements


OSU Food Science & Technology is a primary resource for food science knowledge, research, innovation, and talent in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.


Our mission is to provide relevant, cutting-edge training in food science and technology, and perform world-class research, within a supportive framework that values diversity. Specifically we aim to:

  • Develop knowledgeable critical thinkers who contribute to the food community through leadership, service, and life-long learning.
  • Conduct relevant and impactful basic and applied research that proactively address challenges important to Oregon and the world.
  • Lead and advocate for programs that promote growth for our industry partners and provide positive community impact.