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CLAIR TRAVIS, Chemistry Graduate Student

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College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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S86: Food Chemistry in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
Do you ever wonder what all those chemicals on food labels are? Potassium Sorbate? Citric Acid? Are they bad? Are they good? Does organic mean healthy? Do pesticides cause cancer? Are carbs bad? What exactly is protein? This is a crash course on some of the chemistry behind what we eat. We'll go into food additives, pesticides/herbicides, vitamins, natural products, energy sources (fats vs carbs vs protein) and do some quick experiments with common items found in the kitchen. By the end of this course my goal is to make you more aware of some interesting chemistry and be able to evaluate if some of what people say about food is actually true or not!