The Science of Human Sensory Measurements: Theoretical Principles and Industrial Applications
FDSCTE 7560 This course provides students with a critical overview of the science behind perception measurements in sensory evaluation with a focus on sensory discrimination testing. This course will describe a theoretical foundation to sensory measuremen ...
Pancakes won’t turn you into a zombie as in HBO’s ‘The Last of Us,’ but fungi in flour have been making people sick for a long time
Originally published in the Conversation. by Dr. Sheryl Barringer In the HBO series “ The Last of Us,” named after the popular video game of the same name, the flour supplies of the world are contaminated with a fungus called Cordyceps. When people eat ...
Difficult Conversations: Communicating Effectively Across Difference
Have you ever engaged in a conversation about an uncomfortable or sensitive topic with someone who is very different from you and didn't know how to approach it? Conversations between people with different views and lived experiences can go awry and ...
Implicit Associations, Insidious Assumptions: Unintended Manifestations of Bias in Everyday Life
This 90-minute workshop will provide an introduction to unconscious associations that can lead to an affinity toward or prejudice against some people (implicit bias). We will explore how our socialization process leads to the formation of conscious and un ...
The Language of Inclusion: Pronouns and Other Gendered Words
Pronouns are tools for effective and efficient communication, and their intentional or unintentional misuse can cause confusion and harm. Using gender-affirming pronouns and avoiding unnecessary use of other gendered words is essential to creating spaces ...
Introduction to Microaggressions: Small Actions that Have a Big Impact
Microaggressions are common, often subtle expressions of bias, many times initiated unintentionally and unconsciously that can have serious impacts on recipients including shortening life expectancy. In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn abo ...
Inclusive and Equitable Hiring Practices
This 90-minute program provides an overview of best practices for recruiting a diverse candidate pool and equitably evaluating them. Participants will examine the role that various forms of bias can play in screening applicants and identify ways that priv ...
FDSCTE 8193 Research experience and preparation of technical paper. Prereq: 10 cr hrs in Grad level FdScTe. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is progress graded (S/U). While subject to change, this class is offered every s ...
Brewing Science Capstone
FDSCTE 5750 This course uses the biological and chemical principles of brewing to understand aspects of malting, mashing, fermentation, and the making of different beer styles that is complemented by laboratory exercises to investigate flavors, aromas, br ...
Chocolate chemistry – a food scientist explains how the beloved treat gets its flavor, texture and tricky reputation as an ingredient
Originally published in By Sheryl Barringer Professor of Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University Whether it is enjoyed as creamy milk chocolate truffles, baked in a devilishly dark chocolate cake or even poured as hot cocoa, Americans on ...