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Food Science Dedicates New Laboratory


Brian Farkas and Doug Skidmore reveling the new plaque for the room.

The Food Science Department prides itself on preparing undergraduate and graduate students for life after Purdue in the food industry. Yesterday, thanks to Skidmore Sales and Distributing, the Food Science Department dedicated a new laboratory space that will enhance Food Science Students’ hands on experiences.


Dedication celebration included small plate appetizers prepared in new laboratory.

Skidmore Sales and Distributing made a donation to the Purdue Food Science Department to establish the Skidmore Sales and Distributing Food Product Development Laboratory. The new laboratory will afford undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to experience the process of product development in a facility they would find in leading food corporations. This 820 square foot laboratory will be used for undergraduate and graduate coursework; including the capstone/senior design class. It will also host student competitions for ingredient utilization and be a resource for new product development by students, faculty, and staff.

Doug Skidmore (BSCHE ’84), CEO of Skidmore commented, “We are very excited to support the new laboratory. At Skidmore, our team of food science professionals help our customers develop new products, so we know the challenges they face. Product development experience is crucial for success in today’s market.”

This generous gift from Skidmore Sales and Distributing will impact many generations of Food Science students. We are grateful for the support of Skidmore Sales and Distributing and truly believe their gift will help us prepare our students for great careers in food science.

Video Clips from the Dedication

Official ribbon cutting.

Official ribbon cutting.


Doug Skidmore video

Doug Skidmore describes why this lab is important for students.


Food Science Student, Katie Liang, describes different practices in the food industry.

Food Science Student, Katie Liang, describes different practices in the food industry.

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