I helped out in the Tech Services department this summer. I assisted the other scientists with their projects and did research on my own project that I was assigned. A lot of my work early in the summer was geared towards prepping demos for the National IFT Expo. I also attended weekly department meetings and sent an email to the department of what I had accomplished that week.
I formulated 2 trial formulas to be used as demos to show off the functionality of some of GPC's products at the National IFT Expo. I also completed a project on egg replacements in yellow cakes and gave a presentation on it in front of the department.
My most memorable experience was the National IFT Meeting and Expo. It was my first time going, so it was very exciting and overwhelming to see the expo floor. I enjoyed working in GPC's booth and interacting with some of their customers and meeting new people.
What advice would you give?
This is a really great internship for the summer between your sophomore year and junior year. You need a solid background knowledge in science, but it doesn't necessarily require some of the food science classes you take as a junior or senior.
How did you learn about this experience?
The Fall Ag Career Fair and CyHire