FST Vision and Mission 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 addresses challenges important to Oregon and the world.
  • Lead and advocate for programs that promote growth for our industry partners and provide positive community impact.
  • Evolve strategically as the world, science, and industry evolve in order to contribute to the sustainability of our food systems.