As the food industry faces a shortage of food scientists, TIC Gums has joined forces with the food science department at Cornell University to introduce local science teachers to the field.

On a recent Saturday, members of Cornell University's Food Science department conducted a one day workshop for high and middle school teachers from Harford County, Maryland. The workshop was conducted at TIC Gums' Texture Innovation Center®, located in White Marsh, MD. Attendees learned about teaching food chemistry, food processing, food safety, nutrition, and sensory evaluation.

"We need to cultivate interest in this field at the high school level so that students entering college gravitate towards the program and pursue it as a career," said Steve Andon, board member and director of TIC Gums.