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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Food Evolution Movie Screening

Please join us for a special screening of the newly released movie, Food Evolution.  The movie will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Prof. Steve Strauss (Forestry),


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

Communication among health care facilities key to preventing spread of drug-resistant bacteria

Sep 20, 2017
Communication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium.… Read full story.
OSU News Release

Groundbreaking investigative effort identifies gonorrhea vaccine candidates

Sep 19, 2017
Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a pair of proteins that show promise as the basis for a gonorrhea vaccine.… Read full story.