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Awards & Honors

A student being awarded Outstanding Senior

Virginia Tech has established a legacy of innovation and excellence in its educational programs.

The Department of Food Science and Technology stands out as a testament to this tradition, combining cutting-edge research with comprehensive educational offerings, as recognized in international rankings and reflected by the success of our students. We aim to be a premiere educational institution across the spectrum of food science disciplines. 


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Post-graduation Job Placement Rate


Students who complete experiential learning opportunities


Students with a 3.0 GPA or above

FST Awards and Accomplishments

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    A student speaks to a judge about his poster during the annual FST Poster Competition
    Annual Poster Competition Winners

    Each spring, the Department of Food Science and Technology hosts a poster competition to allow graduate and undergraduate students to showcase their research, fine tune their presentations for external competitions and win cash prizes.

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    A student getting up to receive an award at the annual FST Awards Banquet
    Annual FST Scholarship Awards Recipients

    The FST annual awards banquet — a departmental tradition that stretches back over 20 years — aims to recognize individual achievements, celebrate students who are on the cusp of graduating, and give everyone the chance to come together one last time before another generation of food science students is sent out into the world to do great things.