National Science Week is Australia's major national celebration and recognition of the sciences.
Celebrating this year’s theme, ‘Food: Different by Design’, the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology (AIFST), along with our partners, are pleased to announce the launch of the Australian Agrifood Science Portal. The AIFST has contributed with key resources focused on ‘What is food science & technology’ and ‘Food Science Teacher Resources’.
The Portal has been designed to support school agrifood science educators with access to resources, programs, and ideas to inspire and engage students with the wonderful world of agriculture and food science.
The Portal is a collaborative effort of partners from the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA); AIFST; Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA); Action for Agriculture; University of Southern Queensland; Centre for Excellence in Agricultural Education – Richmond Agricultural College; and OzHarvest.
A career in food science & technology is guaranteed to be challenging and fulfilling with so many opportunities in different fields of food science, by supporting our science teachers we are hoping to inspire the next generation of food scientists.
The Australian Agrifood Science Portal is a great example of fulfilling the AIFST mission to advance and inspire all food sector professionals through education, collaboration and recognition to champion a robust, innovative science based Australian food industry to meet future food needs.