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Why Choose UW–Madison Department of Food Science?

The UW—Madison Department of Food Science has been part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for more than 100 years, instructing generations of food science and industry leaders. With a job placement rate of nearly 100%, our distinguished faculty provide students with an exciting and challenging curriculum that equips graduates with the skills to succeed in today’s global economy. UW Food Scientists impact society by developing sustainable practices and helping people access wholesome food.

Getting Involved

There are a variety of clubs and extracurriculars within the Department, each one offering unique experiences and opportunities for professional and personal growth:

  • Dairy Product Judging Team
  • Food Science Club
  • Phi Tau Sigma

We Prepare Graduates

The Food Industry is a fast-paced, competitive, and growing sector of the global economy. The Department of Food Science prepares graduates to contribute to a variety of areas in this exciting professional field. With nearly 100% job placement, our graduates are equipped to compete and succeed in a modern global economy.

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The Sweet Science of Candy Making

Giving candy to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day is a class gift. Making your own candy is all the more endearing but challenging. It can be useful to understand the…

Featured Alum: Makala Bach

Hear what our featured alum are up to after graduating. This month’s featured alum is Makala Bach (BS ’18) who is now an Outreach Associate at the University of Illinois…

Batch Freezer Conclusion 2024

The Department of Food Science is proud to announce the completion of the 2024 Batch Freezer Workshop The Batch Freezer Workshop is offered annually where you’ll learn top-notch skills to…

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A Madison staple, Babcock Hall Dairy ice cream has been praised for the 72 years since its beginning.🍦To read about different perspectives and stories on the sweet treat, check out the article below! https://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/2023/12/19/babcock-dairy-aficionados-share-memories-of-their-favorite-ice-cream/71798659007/

A Madison staple, Babcock Hall Dairy ice cream has been praised for the 72 years since its beginning.🍦To read about different perspectives and stories on the sweet treat, check out the article below! https://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/2023/12/19/babcock-dairy-aficionados-share-memories-of-their-favorite-ice-cream/71798659007/ ...

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Assistant UW Food Science Professor Audrey Girard will be presenting for CALS Global on March 21! Check out the link below for more details. https://global.cals.wisc.edu/global-conversations/

Assistant UW Food Science Professor Audrey Girard will be presenting for CALS Global on March 21! Check out the link below for more details. https://global.cals.wisc.edu/global-conversations/ ...

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Interested in a career in STEM? Check out some of the upcoming spring semester events put on by WISCIENCE using the following link! https://wiscience.wisc.edu/upcoming-events/

Interested in a career in STEM? Check out some of the upcoming spring semester events put on by WISCIENCE using the following link! https://wiscience.wisc.edu/upcoming-events/ ...

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SuccessWorks, in partnership with the Center for Academic Excellence, the Multicultural Student Center, the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, and All-In Milwaukee, is excited to again host the Equity & Inclusion Career & Internship Fair this spring on February 22nd! The fair is open to all UW-Madison students of all years and majors and presents an excellent opportunity for UW-Madison’s diverse student population to meet in person with employers about internships and jobs.

SuccessWorks, in partnership with the Center for Academic Excellence, the Multicultural Student Center, the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, and All-In Milwaukee, is excited to again host the Equity & Inclusion Career & Internship Fair this spring on February 22nd! The fair is open to all UW-Madison students of all years and majors and presents an excellent opportunity for UW-Madison’s diverse student population to meet in person with employers about internships and jobs. ...

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Giving candy on Valentine’s Day is a classic gift; making your own candy is all the more endearing, but challenging! 🍬 Professor Richard Hartel spoke on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss his favorite candies and answer questions from listeners regarding the science of candy making. Check it out using the link below! https://www.wpr.org/shows/larry-meiller-show/candy-making-science-wisconsins-floral-industry?utm_medium=email&utm_source=wordpress_insideuw&utm_campaign=facstaff_comms&utm_content=2024_02_13

Giving candy on Valentine’s Day is a classic gift; making your own candy is all the more endearing, but challenging! 🍬 Professor Richard Hartel spoke on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss his favorite candies and answer questions from listeners regarding the science of candy making. Check it out using the link below! https://www.wpr.org/shows/larry-meiller-show/candy-making-science-wisconsins-floral-industry?utm_medium=email&utm_source=wordpress_insideuw&utm_campaign=facstaff_comms&utm_content=2024_02_13 ...

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The UW Food Science Bolling Research Group completed the My Green Lab Pilot Program and has been certified Gold for sustainability! Check out the link below for more information on research sustainability at UW Madison. 🧪

https://sustainability.wisc.edu/my-green-lab-pilot-program/?utm_source=Office+of+Sustainability+Newsletter&utm_campaign=5052253fd3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_09_22_03_44_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ab1e6eb0f7-5052253fd3-174939988

The UW Food Science Bolling Research Group completed the My Green Lab Pilot Program and has been certified Gold for sustainability! Check out the link below for more information on research sustainability at UW Madison. 🧪

https://sustainability.wisc.edu/my-green-lab-pilot-program/?utm_source=Office+of+Sustainability+Newsletter&utm_campaign=5052253fd3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_09_22_03_44_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ab1e6eb0f7-5052253fd3-174939988
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At the State Capitol, David Lang represented the Food Science Bolling Lab Group through presenting a poster at the UW Dairy Innovation Hub session! The group is currently using mass spectrometry to analyze the quality of milk, cheese, and yogurt. 🧀

At the State Capitol, David Lang represented the Food Science Bolling Lab Group through presenting a poster at the UW Dairy Innovation Hub session! The group is currently using mass spectrometry to analyze the quality of milk, cheese, and yogurt. 🧀 ...

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Congratulations to Klay Liu, a PhD student in the Food Science Bolling Lab group, who was awarded the Fereidoon Shahidi ISNFF Outstanding Graduate Student at the 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Honolulu, Hawaii!

Congratulations to Klay Liu, a PhD student in the Food Science Bolling Lab group, who was awarded the Fereidoon Shahidi ISNFF Outstanding Graduate Student at the 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Honolulu, Hawaii! ...

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