Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
Food science curriculum was scattered throughout several departments, including animal industry, horticulture, and poultry science.
Twenty-three years after Gertrude Cox's appointment, Eloise Cofer, Extension Professor of Food Science and Assistant Director of the Agricultural Extension Service, became the second woman appointed as a full professor at NC State. In 1980, Cofer was named "Home Economist of the Year" by the NC Home Economics Association.
T. Ming Chu graduated with a MS degree in Food Science on July 1965. Chu later developed a prostate cancer detection test that saved 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.
Ice cream produced at the dairy processing facilities on campus by the Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences became known as "Howling Cow" after NC State applied for trademark status in June 2009. NC State ice cream has been a State Fair tradition for visitors since the 1970s.