School of Food Science


2016 News

Reducing Waste While Improving Snack Nutrition

April 26, 2016 PULLMAN, Wash. – Your favorite puffed snack food may soon contain more fiber and nutrition, thanks to research from Washington State University food scientists. Girish Ganjyal and some of his graduate students have discovered how to add carrot pomace – the pulpy leftover from juicing the veggies – to cornstarch, increasing the […]

Considering Confectionary Creations

April 18, 2016 PULLMAN, Wash., Cougar Gold Cheese may have found a worthy and upcoming rival in the form of chocolate. WSU Crimson Confections is the world’s first WSU-produced commercial chocolate. The business is the coalescing of hospitality business management, food science and engineering students coming together to create something novel. “We have all come […]

Building Better Lives for Widows, Orphans

April 6th, 2016 WSU Online- A decade ago, Francoise Gakuba came to the U.S. from Rwanda. She already had a food science degree from the University of Burundi, but wanted to better help her native county. “Households in Rwanda lack infrastructure, such as clean water, electricity, refrigeration systems, that support food safety,” she said. “I […]

Whey Facility Will Clean Waste, Provide Career Training

April 5, 2016 PULLMAN, Wash. – When the Washington State University creamery makes cheese, only 10 percent of the milk purchased from WSU’s Knott Dairy winds up in the final product. That will change soon when ground is broken on a new expansion. Until now, 15,000 pounds of milk has resulted in 1,500 pounds of […]

WSU SURCA Poster Event Presents 46 Awards to 52 Undergraduate Researchers

MARCH 30, 2016 PULLMAN, Wash.—At Washington State University’s largest-ever Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) on March 28, 52 of the 231 students presenting just over 200 posters landed a total of 46 awards, announced Shelley Pressley, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, event host. The awards total $10,300. There were 20 […]

CAHNRS Honors Recognize Top Students and Volunteers

  March 24, 2016 PULLMAN, Wash.- Agents of excellence were recognized at the 2016 CAHNRS Honors awards ceremony, held Thursday, March 24 in Pullman. The annual gala highlights students, volunteers, donors, faculty and staff who represent the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences at its best. Dean’s Wall of Honor Award: Chuck Eggert […]

Degree Option Supports Growth of Fermentation Industries

MARCH 21, 2016 PULLMAN, Wash.- By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – From beer and pickles to cider and cheese, U.S. food industries that rely on fermentation are proliferating – and so is the need for an appropriately skilled workforce. Starting in the fall, Washington State University will […]

Girish Ganjyal is the Provost’s Featured Faculty Member:

February 1, 2016 PULLMAN, Wash.- Ganjyal, an Assistant Professor and Extension Food Processing Specialist in the School of Food Science at WSU, was honored during the men’s basketball game against Utah on January 21, 2016. Ganjyal emphasizes that teaching at WSU means a great deal to him.   “It is an honor and fun to work with […]

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