Performing a research project as an undergraduate is a great way to gain valuable experience. You can learn more about undergraduate research on the ACES Academic Programs website, or view our departmental research opportunities. Another great way to start learning about undergraduate research is by speaking with your advisor.
FSHN 195 Introduction to Undergraduate Research
Learn about research opportunities available to undergraduate students in the FSHN department, and find a laboratory that fits a student’s interests and education goals. Guest faculty members present research opportunities in their laboratory and then give a laboratory tour for students to learn more about the research activities there. Approved for S/U grading only. Offered in the spring semester.
ACES Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program
A $500 scholarship plus up to $1,000 for research expenses. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Studying abroad provides Food Science and Human Nutrition students a unique, real-world experience to enhance what is learned in the classroom. In the past, students have participated in opportunities in Italy, France, the Netherlands, Honduras, Japan, Argentina, Russia, Lithuania and Brazil, among other places.
To learn more about study abroad opportunities, start with:
- College of ACES Study Abroad website
- ACES Study Abroad Handbook for Students
- University of Illinois Study Abroad office
Food Science and Human Nutrition is home to several student clubs that are part of the more than 1000 student organizations on campus.
The Institute of Food Technologists Product Development Competition and the College Bowl are excellent opportunities to further develop knowledge and skills related to food and nutrition. The product development competition allows students to design new food products, while the College Bowl is an opportunity to test knowledge of food science and nutrition while competing against other schools in a quiz bowl format.
For more information, visit the IFTSA website.
Learn more about University of Illinois Registered Student Organizations.