Outreach

An important component of our research involves the education of industries at all levels of the food-supply chain. In addition, businesses, trade organizations and extension systems that provide education or consultation to industries from a food-safety prospective will help educate processors, packagers, retailers and consumers alike on the benefits this sensing technology offers.

The AUDFS extension component targets:

  1. the dissemination of information about food safety;
  2. the implementation of stated public educational processes;
  3. the incorporation of the developed technologies by the food producers and others in the user community; and
  4. the transfer of technology to ensure commercialization.

Outreach efforts include:

  • Joint university televised courses allowing students at Auburn University, partner institutions and industries to benefit from complementary expertise at partner sites
  • Short courses and non-credit seminars providing life-long learning opportunities to practicing scientists and engineers
  • Senior projects, industrial advisors and campus internship programs promoting team-based research
  • On-campus tours of our facilities for high school students including presentations from our investigators and staff
  • Presentations for middle students on smart technologies and research efforts to encourage interest in this area

For information about other Auburn University Outreach efforts, visit their web page

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2016