Discovery Education features Clemson food science

By Peter Kent

Food science and human nutrition classes at Clemson University are going national with a program that introduces high school students to careers in food science and technology.

The program is a major focus of Discovery Education’s multimedia kits that are distributed to the nation’s 18,000 public high schools. These kits include a special acknowledgment of Clemson’s contributions along with a multimedia DVD that shows Clemson students at work on their research projects.

Clemson is the only program featured on the front page of Discovery Education’s food science website. The site has a description of the “Clemson Experience” and a direct link to the university’s website.

Discovery Education, affiliated with the Discovery television channel, partnered with the Institute of Food Technologists to develop this program that meets national science education standards.

“This unprecedented national exposure for Clemson University and its food science and human nutrition program would not have been possible without the dedicated effort of our talented students, hard working faculty and staff, departmental advisory board and the guidance and support of Clemson administration,” said John McGregor, food science and human nutrition department chairman.

For more information: John McGregor, 864-650-0817, johnny@clemson.edu, or http://school.discovery.com/foodscience/college_resources.html.