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Western Kentucky University

Food Science Cluster


The Food Science Cluster involves the departments of Agriculture, Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences, Biology, and Chemistry, as well as the Water Training Institute, WKU Owensboro and local and regional food industries. Faculty hires have been and will be made in each of the four departments. This group of individuals will work together on research, teaching/curriculum development and outreach/interactions with industry and will help determine the direction and growth of Food Science. We are developing temporary lab space and envision (within a year or two) having a "cluster group lab space" in the Center for Research and Development at WKU. Substantial research outcomes (proposals, grants, and students) are expected. A comprehensive facility is planned for the WKU Agricultural Center.



Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. # 51066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066
Phone: (270) 745-3251
Fax:  (270) 745-5956

The Food Science Cluster is an interdisciplinary program in the Ogden College of Science and Engineering that emphasizes fundamental principles of food biology, chemistry, production and new food products or processes to prepare graduates to be leaders in development of new food products.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14