Our undergraduate advisors for fall 2021 semester, Kasey Cacace and Desiree Severance, are trained graduate students who are able to assist students with initial coursework planning and assistance with general program questions.
Whether you would like to meet with them in-person or online via Zoom, you must complete an advising form. Advising forms can be found on our Undergraduate Advisors webpage.
For in-person advising, you can meet with Kasey on Tuesdays or with Desiree on Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Industrial Studies 229.
For online video advising via Zoom, you can meet with Desiree from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays or Wednesdays. You can meet with Kasey from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays.
In celebration of the Department of Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging’s 110-year anniversary, let us remember where it all began.
The Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging Department at San José State University began in 1911 as one of five arms of the Home Economics Department under department head Maude I. Murchie. At this time the department offered courses in foods, nutrition, dietetics, textiles, and needlework and took two years to complete.
In 1917-1918, dietetics curriculum efforts at SJSU were directed toward assisting with nutrition concerns of World War I. By 1923, a four-year program was developed, and in 1924, the Home Economics Department moved into the Home Economics Building. Over time, the concentrations within the Home Economics Department evolved to become Textiles and Clothing, Foods and Nutrition, Child Development, Interior Design, and Marriage and Family.
To learn more about the Department’s history, please visit our History webpage.
In a contest held by the Flexible Packaging Association, Packaging Program student Jai Araujo was awarded an Honorable Mention for their “Running Water” design. Their design “is a new way to stay hydrated when you go for a run or hike”.