Have some fun along the way. Participating in student organizations and clubs is an important part of college life. The friendships and leadership skills developed here will last a lifetime.
- The Food Science Association: exists to foster interest and professional opportunities for those students interested in food science and the food industry. Activities include selling Buck’s ice cream at Mizzou home football games and state high school sporting events held in Columbia. Students also have the opportunity to tour various food companies during an annual spring break trip. In recent years, the club has traveled to Springfield, Mo., and St. Louis, where they toured a flavor company, a meat-breading company, a dairy company and Anheuser-Busch. The association is affiliated with the national organization of the Institute of Food Technologists. They are a student chapter of the St. Louis branch, whose members are professionals in the area of food science. FSA members are invited to attend the St. Louis professional meetings, where they have the opportunity to network with industry leaders.
- Phi Tau Sigma, the national food science honorary society, celebrates student achievement and excellence. Its objectives are to recognize and honor professional achievements of food scientists and technologists; to encourage the application of fundamental scientific principles to food science and technology; and to stimulate the exchange of scientific knowledge.