Student Help

Students from around the world write to to ask technical questions which we do not have the capability of answering. However, many of the professors in Food Science academic programs have offered to answer these questions. One professor has even offered assistance in evaluating high school level science projects! If you are in junior high, high school, or college, please feel free to e-mail any of the professors below to ask your questions about food science or their food science program. They would love to hear from you.

Also listed are a few sites where students can access research materials, and can communicate with other food science students, both undergraduate and graduate level.

General Food Science/Food Chemistry
Dr. Charlie Sims
University of Florida
Department of Food Science

Dr. Allen Foegeding
North Carolina State University
Department of Food Science

Food Microbiology/Safety/Protection
Dr. Lynne McLandsborough
University of Massachusetts
Department of Food Science

Dr. John Rupnow
University of Nebraska
Department of Food Science
Food Microbiology and Food Allergy

Dr. Stephanie Doores
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Food Science
Bakery Science/Grain Science/Cereal Chemistry

Dr. Jon Faubion
Kansas State University
Department of Grain Science
Bakery/Cereal Chemistry

Dairy Science
Dr. Stephanie Clark
Iowa State University
Department of Food Science

Food Engineering/Ag Engineering
Dr. Brian Farkus
Chair, Department of Food Science
Purdue University

Sensory Science
Dr. Charlie Sims
University of Florida
Department of Food Science

Dr. Neil Shay
Oregon State University
Department of Food Science

Poultry Processing
Dr. John Marcy
University of Arkansas
Department of Poultry Science


Institute of Food Science Student Association      

International Food Information Service               
The International Food Information Service (IFIS) is a not-for-profit organization established in 1968 to serve the international food science, food technology and human nutrition community, by:

  • providing information products and services
  • commissioning research in information science
  • providing education in information science

Food Science and Technology Abstracts                      
FSTA - Food Science and Technology Abstracts® database is an extensive collection of abstracts prepared from the world's food science, food technology and food-related human nutrition literature.

Specialist scientists extract the food-relevant information from the original literature to form concise, comprehensive summaries. This provides a quick and easy way for busy food professionals to keep up to date with new developments and research.

Journal of Food Science



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We're equally proud of the trust placed in us by our candidates - scientists and executives who turn to OPUS when it's time for career advancement.

Over our 25 year history, we have developed a reputation in the Food Industry as being one of the leading recruitment companies offering Contingency Search and Retained Search services. We also serve our clients by offering free postings of Student Internship positions on this Food Science web site.

If you are looking for a new career in the Food Science industry, check out our complete Job Listings. If you don't see what you are looking for, please contact us - we may know of the ideal upcoming opportunity.