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Extracurricular Clubs

The Department of Food Science offers clubs and extracurricular activities for food science students to incorporate professional and social interests.

Food Science Club

The Food Science Club (FSC) is a learning community whose mission is “to bring together graduate and undergraduate students who share a common interest in Food Science and to also provide professional, educational, and social opportunities to its members”.  The FSC is a member of the Institute of Food Technologist Student Association.  Members participate in monthly meetings, industry tours and presentations, College Bowl, Product Development competitions, and many social and community activities.


Dairy Product Judging Team

Students learn the fundamentals of dairy products sensory evaluation while competing with students from other universities.  After several months of training you will have learned the attributes associated with a particular dairy food and the fundamentals of sensory evaluation.  In addition academic credits can be earned.

For more information contact Beth Button 608-265-2338 or

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The Department of Food Science has a proud history on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, dating back to 1893 when the department was formed under the name of Dairy Husbandry.

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