UMass Amherst Food Science Department Receives USDA Education and Workforce Development Grant

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Food Science has been awarded a five-year, $482,549 grant to fund an experiential learning program for undergraduates, including independent research opportunities with faculty mentors and paid summer internships with industrial partners in the greater Boston area. UMass Amherst’s Food Science Undergraduate Experiential Learning (FUEL) Scholars program received one of 26 grants totaling $11.6 million from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Part of NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s education and workforce development effort, the yearlong UMass Amherst program is designed to prepare students for a career in food science.

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