Teaching

NUTR 401 Advanced Science of Foods

NUTR 401 teaches physical, chemical, and functional properties of major food components. Students will learn the chemistry underlying the functional properties of these components, how they change under processing and storage conditions, how they interact with each other in a food system, and how they influence the quality of food. This course provides essential knowledge for product formulation and for solving problems that might occur during food processing and storage.

NUTR 405 Experimental Food Science and Technology Laboratory

NUTR 405 provides the analytical skills to complete the food science series. Students use their knowledge of food anatomy, food preparation/processing, and theories of food chemistry to develop and evaluate food products. Laboratory experiments are designed to measure food product attributes using standardized methods to prepare students for small group research studies that require testing, reliable data collection, critical interpretation, and valid application of research findings. This course provides critical knowledge and skills for students interested in the development, analysis, marketing, or manufacturing of food.

NUTR 499/798 Special Studies

NUTR 499/798 engages students in research projects and provides training for experimental design, analytical skills, data analysis and interpretation, and technical writing.

ENV S 496 Indigenous to Urban Agriculture (Co-Instructor)

Global food production needs to increase at the same time that its damage to the environment must diminish. ENV S 496 gives an overview of practical techniques from indigenous, conventional, organic and urban agriculture to accomplish this goal. This course consists of lectures giving background on global agriculture trends and specific agricultural methods and labs in which students practice traditional Native American milpa farming, greenhouse food production, and hydroponics.

Educational Projects

Sustainable, Optimized Urban and Latino-driven Agriculture: SOULA

School Nutrition Advancement for Caribbean Kids: SNACK