The mission of the Industrial Associates Program is to foster a relationship between the Department and industry, to facilitate the exchange of ideas between academia and industry, and to explore research collaboration and employment opportunities.
This group plays an integral part in developing our undergraduate and graduate programs, so that we ensure our graduates fulfill companies’ needs.
With an annual fee of $5,000, members of this organization receive numerous benefits, some of which are:
Academic perspective on emerging issues
Access to a wide range of expertise within Purdue University
Assistance in filling industry positions at all levels
Commitment from the Department to address members’ needs
Education and training opportunities
Networking with other member company representatives
Visible presence within Purdue University and the Department of Food Science
This group meets twice a year on campus to engage with Food Science faculty, staff, and students; as well as other experts who can contribute to the topics and issues of interest. The Department’s Administrative Director serves as the main contact, and is able to assist member companies in navigating the university system for information.
Industrial Associates Program Current Members
Nestle R&D Center
Skidmore Sales & Distributing
The Kroger Company