Ice Cream Flavor Creation in FDSC 1101

Students in ice cream lab

Stocking Hall Gallery

Stocking Hall Gallery

Food Chemistry Lab

Food Chemistry Lab
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Welcome to the Department of Food Science

We offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for leadership positions in the food industry, academia, and government. Our research programs are designed to expand understanding of the biological/microbiological, chemical, physical, sensory, nutritional, and engineering properties of foods and beverages. Our extension and outreach programs transfer research-based information and technology to consumers, food and beverage companies, and government agencies with the goal of enhancing the availability, quality, and safety of our food supply. 

Cornell Food Science Reception at IFT18

Alumni, past and present Advisory Council members, industry partners, and friends are invited to join the Cornell reception at IFT18 in Chicago!  The reception will be held Monday, July 16 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Williford A room at the Hilton Chicago.  You can sign up to attend the reception when registering for IFT or by clicking here.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

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Graduates smiling at graduation despite the rain

New graduates savor memories of past four years

May 27, 2018
For the 5,500 graduates of Cornell’s Class of 2018, studying, finishing projects, meeting friends, making late-night food runs, enjoying music, playing sports and creating memories over the past four years simmered and blended into graduation weekend. Read more