Student Life

Join the Family

From our student events and community service activities to our clubs and numerous research opportunities, you’ll find a home at FBNS. Although a large department, our small class sizes, and family-like atmosphere create an inviting atmosphere where you can learn, explore, and grow as an individual and rising professional.


Welcome Back BBQ

FBNS hosts a welcome back barbeque for students each year. Attendees enjoy participating in the competitive cornhole tournament and beloved Howling Cow Ice Cream.

Awards Banquet

At the end of the year, students, faculty, alumni, and donors gather to honor recipients of various scholarships. This event allows students to show their appreciation and thank distinguished donors for their support.

Taste Tests

Students and the public are welcome to participate in tasting and evaluating improved products developed in Schaub Hall. Taste tests include smoothies, chocolate milk, ice cream, and a variety of other products.

Food Science Club

This active, student-based group comprised of members interested in the food science discipline. The club provides opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction and with industry professionals outside of a classroom atmosphere.

Club activities also include:

  • Hosting the annual wine and cheese gala
  • Sponsorship of the Dairy Bar at the NC State Fair
  • Tailgates at potluck style get-togethers prior to home football games
  • Participation in the College Bowl where students battle faculty to determine who knows the most facts about food
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Research Opportunities

FBNS faculty frequently hire students in different research capacities. Check out the exciting research happening in our department and affiliated extension and outreach programs.

Learn about more research opportunities through the university’s Office of Undergraduate Research. Students who qualify can participate with in a more structured research program through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Program.


Community Service Opportunities

Our students have worked with a variety of local organizations, including:

Check the Schaub Hall bulletin boards frequently for additional opportunities.