Central Division Meeting and Annual NEACT Meeting

Event Information

Event Venue: 
Framingham State University
Event Date: 
Sat, 05/13/2017

Join us for a discussion of food science, led by Dr. Vinay Mannam, at Framingham State University on Saturday, May 13.  PDPs and contact hours are available for participants.  Stay after the morning session and lunch (sponsored by the Central MA Section of the ACS) for the Annual Meeting.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Leslie Bishop ( by May 5, 2017. Please note if you have any food allergies. 

  • 8:30 AM      Registration and Continental Breakfast         

Hemenway Laboratories Atrium

  • 9:30 AM      Dr. Vinay Mannam, Assistant. Professor of Chemistry and Food Science

Hemenway Hall 312
“Why are recipes not scientific? The beauty and complexity of food science.
We will talk about chemical and nutritional changes that happen during cooking, while highlighting the role of heat in facilitating those reactions.

  • 10:30 AM    Dr. Vinay Mannam                                   

Hemenway Laboratories 371/372
“Intermolecular interactions in Cheese and Ice Cream”
The workshop is geared to meet the needs of science educators working to design their own experiments in food chemistry as well as those wishing to incorporate the chemistry of food into classroom or laboratory activities. It will provide the participants with a basic understanding of the connections between chemistry and food, using milk as an example food. It includes a limited lecture with theoretical overview and hands-on activities highlighting inter-molecular interactions in milk and understanding chemical changes occurring during preparation of cheese and ice-cream. Participants will receive resources to plan their own food chemistry experiments.

  • 12:00 PM    Lunch                                                  

Hemenway Laboratories Atrium
Lunch is sponsored by the Central MA Section of the American Chemical Society

  • 1:00 pm  NEACT Annual Meeting  

All participants are invited to stay for the Annual Meeting.

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