Space for Study
In academic programs, students not only prepare food, but will analyze variables that affect flavor, texture and appearance. Students also examine agricultural factors such as soils, plants, fungi and insects. The Lab is is both a fully equipped kitchen and has extensive lab equipment. The lab is supplied with instruments like microscopes, pH meters, refractometers, as well as induction cooktops and a commercial convection oven.
Students working and studying on the adjacent Organic Farm process their harvest, producing items like salad mixes, fruit preserves, kimchi, and pesto. These value-added products can then be sold at the on-campus farm stand.
If you are doing independent study around food systems, you may also be able to work in the laboratory as part of your studies.