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:
- the dissemination of information about food safety;
- the implementation of stated public educational processes;
- the incorporation of the developed technologies by the food producers and others in the user community; and
- 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.
Dec 14, 2016