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June 2-5, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

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Enhancing Food Safety Education in Food Science and Engineering Courses Using Simulation

When: Wednesday, 06/05/2019 through Wednesday, 06/05/2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 391-392

Customized simulation-based learning can engage learning across multiple disciplines like food science and engineering, without having to be expert in each one. Using the power and flexibility of simulation, we have designed educational modules with embedded “what-if” capabilities. In applying to food safety, the symposium would focus on building, deployment, and assessment of these simulation-based education modules. They have been implemented as a supplement to existing lecture and laboratory courses in 10 universities over a 4-year period as part of a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant and this symposium is a culmination reporting the findings. These modules cover microbial growth/inactivation, process plus microbiology (retorting and sanitation of biofilm), and risk assessment. Two sets of modules are available, one for the food scientists and one for the engineers. Implemented using a learning management software, they can be accessed by large audiences and are free. We will focus on successes and challenges in a number of areas including setting learning outcomes, pedagogical aspects of module design, software choices, instructor-proof deployment on a large scale, and a financial model for sustaining the effort and assessment.
Fenema Workshop

When: Tuesday, 06/04/2019 through Tuesday, 06/04/2019, 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 288-290

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Teaching General Education Courses as a Tool to Disseminate the Value of the Food Industry and as a Recruitment Tool

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 391-392

The food industry is constantly challenged by misinformation in the media about food safety, food nutrition, and food processing. Such misinformation has created myths that IFT and food scientists, in particular educators, need to debunk. First-year college students are immersed in the media and pull a lot of the information on food from there without the necessary tools to assess it. At the same time, more often than not, first-year students are uncertain on their major and they take courses that give them a glimpse of the different fields they are interested in. This creates an excellent opportunity for food science educators. General education (GE) courses are required as part of the foundation of undergraduate programs. Some of these courses, are also part of college or university-wide core curriculum, and they can focus on a vast array of topics. GE courses in food science attract science and non-science majors hence laying an opportunity to educate students about Food Science. In addition to providing science-supported information, there is evidence that such courses are very effective at recruiting undergraduate students into food science programs. The challenge developing GE courses is making them relevant and attractive to students as well as handling large groups (>100) compared to the typically small food science courses.
 
On this roundtable, faculty from different universities that have successfully implemented general education courses in Food Science will share lessons learned and strategies to teach food science to large classes of mixed (science and non-science) majors while getting students excited about the topic.

Understanding IFT Approval Guidelines, the Application Submission Process, and the Higher Education Review Board (HERB)

When: Monday, 06/03/2019 through Monday, 06/03/2019, 07:45 AM - 08:45 AM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 275-277

This session is designed to assist food science faculty and/or administrators involved with IFT Approval with gaining an understanding of the 2018 IFT Approval Guidelines, the new online application submission process, and the revised HERB review timeline. Upon completion of the session, attendees will be able to apply the 2018 IFT Approval Guidelines to their own program approval and use the submission platform.
Fennema Lecture

When: Tuesday, 06/04/2019 through Tuesday, 06/04/2019, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 288-290

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