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Student Spotlight

When I was studying abroad in Ireland at UCC, I took my first food science courses. It rained every day for the six months I was abroad, and I went to every single one of those classes. From then on, I knew I needed my graduate studies to be nested in food science because the field sparked my interests so much.

Victoria (Tori) Surette, PhD Graduate student

Alumni Spotlight

I came to WSU/Pullman as a nontraditional student, and was slightly apprehensive about “fitting in”. This concern was completely unfounded. I could not have had a more accepting and inclusive cohort! Many of us worked at the Creamery together, studied together, and supported each other. Additionally, I truly felt that SFS faculty cared about each and every student in the program, and worked very hard to help us succeed.

Jake Blaylock, Class of 2016, Bumblebar

Faculty Spotlight

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Wine science – viticulture & enology – is a fascinating field of learning and work as it integrates the environment (sun, water, soil, wind), grape variety selection, grapevine physiology, grapevine diseases and pests, microbiology and chemistry of fermentations and wine aging, sensory perception.

Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling, Professor of Enology, Director, Viticulture & Enology Program


What is Food Science?

Students using the extruder.If you see it on the grocery shelf, a food scientist was involved. Call it a food technologist or a “food nerd”, but it doesn’t get much better than getting paid to eat your own science experiment.

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Discover a Wide Range of Careers

The ever-expanding field of food science encompasses a wide range of careers in food-related work, the nation’s largest occupational sector. Food scientists are vintners, cheese makers, food safety experts, and product developers. These are just a few of the career options available with a degree from the School of Food Science.

Students graduating from the School of Food Science are in high demand in every aspect of the food and wine industry. Graduates have their pick of jobs in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.