Food Science and Technology

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI 64TH GRADUATION CEREMONY

 The UNiversity of Nairobi 64th  Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday December 11, 2020 Virtualy. The Department of Food Science and Nuttion had a total of 50 graduands from its various courses offered in both MSc and BSc Programmes. MSc. Applied HUman Nutrition 6, MSc. in Food Safety and Quality 5, MSc. in Food Science and Technology , BSc. Food Nutrition and Technology 18, and BSc.  Food Science and Technology 20.

MSc. profiles are in the link below

DFSNT FACULTY AND PHD STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE GO-SPIN TRAINING PROGRAM

THE UNESCO’s Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments
(GO-SPIN) programme designed to expose —through the rigorous application of an
assessment lens— usable insights about science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI)

DFSNT GRADUANDS

In the 63rd Graduation ceremony of the University of Nairobi, The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology produced a total of 40 students. Three PhD students  namely :-Dr. Caroline Wakuthie Muthike , Dr. Erick Otieno Ogumo and Dr. Joseph Honore Nguetti ,Twelve MSc. Students and Twenty Five BSc Students. 

Virtual meeting with DFSNT First years

The Department of Food Science Nutrition and Technology has so far admitted 80 students in its various programmes. The chairman of the Department Dr. G.O. Abong'. Held a virtual meeting with all the first years and all the members of staff in the Department , all staff were introduced to the students. Those who addressed the students among others were Prof. M.W. Okoth (Food  Process Engineering), Dr.

Vice-Chancellor's live address to UoN Community - September 11, 2020

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Nairobi Prof. Stephene G. Kiama updates every week or after fortnight  the university  community virtually on what is going on within the University  during this pandemic period .

IAFP Announces 2020 Student Travel Scholarship Recipients

Mr. Duke Gekonge Omayio , a Phd student and a part-time Lecturer from the Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Technology is among the 20 international student travel grant awardees to attend this years’ International Association of Food Protection (IAFP) Conference in Cleaveland, Ohio - United States of America. Mr. Gekonge is undertaking a Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology under the Fruits and Vegetables for all Seasons project (FruVaSe, 2018-2021)  The Department congratulates him for this achievement and wishes him all the best.

Solar drying and processing of Moringa Powder

Dr. C.N. Kunyanga  designed and installed  a solar dyrer for production of Moringa powder in Malindi. The farmers  in this area are happy for this project will help them process moringa powder and sell .

Moringa Powder has a delicious spinachy green flavour, perfect for boosting curries, stews, casseroles, soups, salads, green smoothies and more. Moringa is: 

TRAINING ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BY GUEST LECTURERS

Prof. Francis Mulaa and Mr. John Maina of the virtually trained all postgraduate student of the Department of Food Science and Technology on Intellectual Property management.  The Student learnt a lot , the said the meeting was timely since most of them are now writing their Dissertations and Thesis. they really appreciated Dr. G.O. Abong The chairman of the Department and Dr.

MSc. PROJECT PROPOSAL PRESENTATION

MSc. students pursuing Food Safety and Quality and Applied Human Nutrition as part of there curriculum they are supposed to do a Research on selected topics, original in nature, and relevant to Food safety and Applied Nutrition.  The topic is selected with the help of supervisors.  The student carries  out research and finally compile the results in a dissertation. The first years academic year 2019/2019  did there project proposal on May 22, 2020 online . The course coordinator is Prof.