Established in 2014, the Fermentation Science Institute is a campus resource that supports educational, research and outreach activities involving various aspects of fermentation. Topics include the production and analysis of alcoholic beverages and fermented foods, as well as the production of fuels, pharmaceuticals and biomaterials. As an interdisciplinary initiative involving various departments from multiple colleges,
the Institute coordinates and supports collaborative research projects and outreach programs providing advanced educational and training opportunities.
The Institute is the home the Bachelor of Science degree in Fermentation Science, which is one of 6 programs in North America recognized by the Master Brewers Association. Located in newly renovated space in the McLafferty Annex, the Institute provides state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities and operates a fee-for-service laboratory providing analysis of wine, beer and distilled spirits for industries in the region. Fermentation science students have numerous opportunities to particulate in faculty guided research and to interact with industry.
We appreciate the generous support from alumni and donors. Your contribution will benefit the educational, research and service activities of the Fermentation Science Institute, including public seminars and workshops, fermentation and laboratory equipment, and various opportunities for students.
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