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Snyder, Abigail B.; Worobo, Randy W.; Orta-Ramirez, Alicia – Journal of Food Science Education, 2016
Food spoilage has an enormous economic impact, and microbial food spoilage plays a significant role in food waste and loss; subsequently, an equally significant portion of undergraduate food microbiology instruction should be dedicated to spoilage microbiology. Here, we describe a set of undergraduate microbiology laboratory exercises that focus…
Descriptors: Food, Undergraduate Study, Microbiology, Science Instruction
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Chapin, Travis K.; Pfuntner, Rachel C.; Stasiewicz, Matthew J.; Wiedmann, Martin; Orta-Ramirez, Alicia – Journal of Food Science Education, 2015
Career and educational opportunities in food science and food safety are underrecognized by K-12 students and educators. Additionally, misperceptions regarding nature of science understanding persist in K-12 students despite being emphasized as an important component of science education for over 100 y. In an effort to increase awareness…
Descriptors: Food, Safety, Science Education, Career Development
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Roberts, Angela J.; Robbins, Janette; McLandsborough, Lynne; Wiedmann, Martin – Journal of Food Science Education, 2010
A pressing problem facing regulatory agencies, academia, and the food industry is a shortage of qualified food science graduates, particularly those with advanced degrees (that is, M.S. or Ph.D.). In 2000, the Cornell Institute of Food Science established the annual Food Science Summer Scholars Program as an experiential summer research program…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Study, Science Programs
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Cranwell, Michele R.; Kolodinsky, Jane M.; Donnelly, Catherine W.; Downing, Donald L.; Padilla-Zakour, Olga I. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2005
The Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship (NECFE) is a collaborative effort between Cornell Univ. and the Univ. of Vermont. NECFE uses a multi-institutional and regional collaboration approach, with specific expertise and necessary facilities and resources, to provide technical assistance and education for businesses in the food industry. The…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Economic Development, Food, Entrepreneurship