Work done in food science is scattered throughout several departments, namely Animal Industry, Horticulture, and Poultry Science.
Additional historical information exists on the department's website.
Twenty-three years after Gertrude Cox's appointment, Eloise Cofer, Extension Professor of Food Science and Assistant Director of the Agricultural Extension Service becomes the second woman to be appointed as a full professor. In 1980, Cofer was named Home Economist of the Year by the N.C. Home Economics Association.
Chu later developed a prostate cancer detection test that saves countless lives.
The Schaub Food Science Building was named for Ira Obed Schaub, who served as Dean of the School of Agriculture, Director of the Agricultural Extension Service, and Director of the Experiment Station.