When high school students are looking at majors, often times they are uncertain as to what Food Science is and what kinds of careers, they could have with a Food Science Major. By attending college fairs, classrooms, and inviting high school students into the department for a hands-on activity we can convey to them the importance of Food Science and safety in our daily lives.
During the fall semester we spent time traveling throughout Tennessee meeting students and teachers. Mrs. Karen Jones attended the Tennessee Science Teachers Association Conference held in Murfreesboro, TN. and the opportunity to hold a Q & A session for the teachers attending the conference. We also visited places like Martin, Cookeville, Nashville, and Jefferson City. Many of these events welcomed students from surrounding cities and counties which we hope will lead to us welcoming even more student from all around Tennessee!
We plan to continue attending college and career fairs in the future. Not only will this allow us to garner exposure to a multitude of students, it will also help to keep us engaged with teachers throughout Tennessee.