Sensory Analysis Lab
Grover Center W215
About the Facility
The Sensory Analysis Laboratory is a suite of purpose-specific labs for the execution of discrimination, descriptive and affective sensory analysis. The Sensory Analysis Laboratory is used for both teaching and research purposes. Students enrolled in HCFN 220 (Science of Food I), HCFN 222 (Science of Food II), and HCFN 422 (Experimental Foods) use the lab to examine the relationship between human perception and instrumental analysis of food.
A permanent, trained descriptive panel is available for teaching and research purposes. The Sensory Analysis Laboratory consists of a tasting room with six individual tasting booths (one of which is handicapped-accessible), a preparation area, and access to an observation room equipped with a two-way mirror for group sessions such as focus groups.