The Mississippi State University Food Science Club (FSC) was organized in 1975 and received its charter from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in 1976. Along with IFT, we are connected to the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA), a large network for students studying food science and technology. IFTSA offers a wide range of opportunities such as scholarships, funding, college bowl, and connections between other universities and leading professionals. To read more about the opportunities IFT and IFTSA present, feel free to visit IFT and IFTSA
Membership is open to all students interested in foods and food technology, but is composed primarily of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion majors. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. Dues are $20 for the year and will include a t-shirt, meals at every meeting and free admittance to most FSC events and activities. FSC has regular meetings once a month. As members, students have the opportunity to take industry-related field trips; participate in food processing and production procedures; adventure with new product development; receive valuable insight from guest speakers; attend annual food technology conferences; hold leadership positions; and much, much more!
Along with these experiences, FSC provides a useful networking tool. Students become more acquainted with each other, the MSU faculty and staff, and many professionals within the food industry. These relationships often prove to be priceless as graduates enter the work force and build their careers as food industry professionals.