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You might be surprised to find out how math and science can come together in a Food Science career. There is opportunity for creativity while at the same time you are making a difference is people’s lives.

Discovery Education, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and the IFT Foundation have partnered to develop a unique program, designed to introduce high school students, teachers, counselors, and parents to the remarkable world of food science and technology, and the exciting career opportunities in the field.

Browse their site for downloadable videos, profiles of professional food scientists, lesson materials and experiments, information about colleges and scholarships, and more. Explore all of the science resources, or learn more about college programs and careers.

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More from Food Science graduates…

“I am glad that I majored in food science because I have been able to help ensure that my company produces safe items that everyone will feel confident to eat.” – Megan Leifson, Technical Services Manager, Stone Mill Foods; Kent, WA

“I have often realized that I made a great career choice! The collaboration of technical, marketing, and sales people provide a very intriguing work environment.” – Patrick Lathrop, Group Leader Research & Development, Bunge Foods; Seattle, WA

“Choosing a career in food science was easy for me; I love my job and enjoy seeing the results of my efforts in the retail market.” – Craig H. Doan, Food Technologist, Heinz Frozen Food Company, Ore-Ida; Ontario, OR

“If you enjoy overcoming challenges using knowledge, creativity, and ingenuity, then you may find a career in food product development is for you! I’ve always beeen struck by the pride and joy I feel when I see people using and enjoying products I have helped to create.” – Barrie Froseth, Development Leader, General Mills, Inc.; Minneapolis, MN

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