“I chose the Master of Science in Food Science and Technology program at UW-Stout because of its polytechnic experiential learning environment. I receive hands-on learning experiences in well-equipped laboratories, and the theoretical knowledge required for a successful career in the food science and technology profession.
I've had the chance to learn from and interact with distinguished professors and connect with a vast alumni network. This program is STEM-designated which is a great opportunity for international students like myself because I can have an OPT opportunity for up to 3 years after graduation. This program also offers co-ops/internships and independent research opportunities which increase my opportunities for employment before graduation.
My current research is on the optimization of nutritionally dense innovative food product formulations for increasing profit as well as various health benefits. One of the best parts about studying at UW-Stout is the caring professors. They are dedicated to preparing students for successful careers. My professors truly care about me and guide me in every step. They inspire us to showcase our accomplishments, making us ready for real-world problems.
I feel coming to UW-Stout was one of the best decisions I have made for myself. I am meeting people from different cultures and experiencing their unique perspectives. We all share a similar enthusiasm and warmness in our hearts about UW-Stout a place that feels like home to us. Undoubtedly, this was one of the best experiences of my life. UW-Stout has prepared me personally and professionally to succeed in my food science and technology career.”
- Prativa Gaire, Nepal