Culinary Alchemy: Exploring STEM in the Kitchen

Culinary Alchemy: Exploring STEM in the Kitchen

Date(s) & Location(s):
July 14 - 19, 2024 in Durham, NC
July 21 - 26, 2024 in Durham, NC
Grades Eligible:
Rising  7th 8th 9th
Course Description:

In this course, students will learn Chemistry principles through the art of mixing and baking a variety of treats. Students will use the Engineering Design Process as we experiment, problem-solve, and troubleshoot our way through delicious recipes. 

Join us in this immersive culinary experience that seamlessly blends the realms of science and gastronomy, providing a unique platform to not only savor the flavors but to unravel the scientific mysteries behind every bite.

Get ready to uncover the science behind the sweetness in a course that turns the kitchen into a dynamic laboratory of culinary chemistry.

Dr. Carrie Jones
About The Instructor:

Dr. Jones has been a North Carolina public school teacher for 24 years, at the middle and high school level, as well as at the college level as an Adjunct professor.  She has 5 college degrees (Ohio State University-2; NC State University; University of Cincinnati; and Clemson University) in Science/Education-related fields.  She is National Board Certified and is currently working on a graduate certificate in Academically Gifted students through UNC-Charlotte.  Dr.Jones’ interests are in engaging students in STEM through creative arts, such as baking, crafting, soap-making, and jewelry.  She teaches jewelry classes at NC State University, as well as writes grants for her own classroom to engage students in hands-on learning.