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DelVal students participate in food science conference

May 04, 2017

DelVal group at the Herr’s facility

Courtesy: Laura Herbst. From left: Laura Herbst, a DelVal food science instructor, with DelVal students Brianna Boleratz ’17, Carlin Cassidy ’17, Hannah Vezzetti ’17, Erin Will ’17, Erin Nese ’17, Melanie Mayhew ’18, Elena Cascarino ’18 and Rachel Quiring ’17. 

Eight Delaware Valley University food science students were selected to participate in the Student Outreach Program of the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Confectioners Association (PMCA) conference. The students traveled to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to participate in the conference in April.

The 71st Annual PMCA conference brought together hundreds of attendees from around the world. There were 38 students from six universities who were invited to be a part of the Student Outreach Program. The students were paired with 14 working professional mentors. Students attended technical presentations, networked at the supplier exhibit, toured the Herr's manufacturing facility, and participated in the starch and starchless moulding workshop. Technical presentations included topics such as: the science of candy panning, the importance of biodiversity in cocoa plants, chocolate processing and optimal equipment for chocolate particle size.

Laura Herbst, a DelVal food science instructor, took the students to the conference. The group included: Brianna Boleratz ’17, Carlin Cassidy ’17, Hannah Vezzetti ’17, Erin Will ’17, Erin Nese ’17,  Melanie Mayhew ’18, Elena Cascarino ’18 and Rachel Quiring ’17.

Learn more about the Delaware Valley University food science program