Girls in STEM Fascinating Foods
Come join Keystone Science School on October 7 for another fun day of learning, tasting, testing, and exploring the chemistry and science behind the foods we eat.
Do you know where your food comes from or how it’s made? Without the help of food scientists, food technologists, chemical engineers, and food flavorists, we would not have the food the US and the world relies on to survive. Without food science, there would be no way to keep fruits and vegetables fresh, food would look and taste bad, food would cost a lot of money, food would be unsafe to eat, and there would not be enough food to support everyone. Food scientists are responsible for developing safe, nutritious, and tasty foods and innovative food packaging.
Clearly, food scientists make a huge difference. In fact, many different careers and areas in STEM can be applied to food science and technology. For instance, a chemical engineer can create new ways to process and package food. While a food scientist could work at NASA to develop ways to keep food fresh for NASA’s five-year mission to Mars. In addition, a food technologist could innovate the meat industry by finding a way to grow cow meat in a laboratory.