Welcome to the Department of Food Science and Technology

The Department of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University is one of the nation’s oldest establishedFST Cherry logo with phrase Taste Your Success! programs. With world-class faculty, research and facilities, we prepare students to be industry leaders.

Our department is a key player in OSU’s drive to build healthy communities, a sustainable planet and a thriving economy.

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Sensory Evaluation of Sparkling Wine

Nestled in the Willamette Valley wine region, Oregon State University has a rich history of training wine industry leaders. Designed for novice and advanced wine connoisseurs alike, Sensory


OSU Wine Tasting Weekend

Registration is open for a two-day exclusive SPARKLING WINE SENSORY course with OSU sensory scientist and international wine expert, Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino. This course includes a trip to 

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News and Announcements

OSU News Release

OSU Board of Trustees and committees to meet Oct. 18-20

Oct 6, 2017
The OSU Board of Trustees will hold a retreat on Wednesday, Oct. 18, to discusstuitionaffordability, studentaccess and academic excellence as priorities of the university’sstrategic vision.… Read full story.
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‘Transformative’ research unrealistic to predict, scientists tell granting agencies

Oct 5, 2017
Research-funding agencies that require scientists to declare at the proposal stage how their projects will be “transformative” may actually be hindering discovery, according to a study by OSU ecologists.… Read full story.