State of the Art Facilities
Throughout their program, all students will take courses with lab sections that are housed within these state of the art facilities. In these spaces students interact with equipment and instrumentation common to the industry.
- New Belgium Brewing FST Laboratory
- New Belgium FST Kitchen and Sensory Laboratory
- Anheuser-Busch Foundation Quality Laboratory
- Odell Pilot System
- Gifford Kitchen
- Ramskeller Brewery
- Jeff Biegert, New Belgium Brewing
- Toby Eppard, MillerCoors
- Floris Delee, Kathinka Engineering
- Linsey Cornish, Grouse Malt House
It is strongly suggested that students complete an internship during their studies. Since the program is strongly connected to the fermentation industry, many internship positions are available throughout the year which makes this an accessible opportunity for all. Through these internships students are able to experience different areas within the fermentation industry, helping them discover what their career goals are after graduation.
Students in the Fermentation Science and Technology major have several opportunities to develop their laboratory and research skills. All students must complete a capstone research project that is developed and mentored by an industry partner. Students can also sign up for Independent Study credits and work with program faculty and staff on fermentation related research projects. These experiences will help students develop skills on how to set up a well-designed research project, develop their basic laboratory techniques, focus on learning specific lab methods, and interact with industry members.
Find out more about our research collaborations.
International study, research, internship, and service experiences are once-in-a-lifetime, life-changing opportunities with enormous academic, personal, and professional benefits. There are many program opportunities available for Fermentation Science and Technology students. Examples of past programs our students have attended are the Purpan Agriculture and Food Science program in Toulouse, France and Heriot-Watt University’s Brewing and Distilling courses in Edinburgh. Learn more about studying abroad here (Education Abroad).