Setting Up a Microbiology and Food Science Kiosk at the Farmers Market
Kathleen Hefferon is always trying to think of ways to get people excited about STEM disciplines. Recognizing that the Ithaca Farmers Market is a fun space for foodies, tourists and families to gather, Hefferon is developing a kiosk at the market that showcases how important microbes are in our food. Cornell students staffing the kiosk will get hands-on experience in communicating science and teaching the public. Visitors to the kiosk will learn how foods — including cheese, sauerkraut, bread and yogurt — are made using microbes.