It's all in a hard day's work for a research and development engineer at Campbell Soup Co."
Career Accelerator Day was presented by STEMconnector — a national initiative that maps out STEM education and activities in organizations throughout the state.
The program aims to expose 10,000 high school students to engage in STEM careers through a hands-on and observational visit and interaction with professionals.
Campbell's employees created an experiential program showcasing culinary and food sciences inside the R&D laboratories.
Each student used their culinary skills to make a product, package it, and sell it to hungry consumers. They were asked to create a recipe and package design for one of Campbell's more recent products: "Star Wars" chicken noodle soup.
Students got their hands dirty becoming chefs for a day, adding ingredients such as starch, chicken and carrots into a can of soup. They also observed how the entire company works as a whole to get food into grocery stores across the country.
Fifteen-year-old sophomore Julianna Jimena enjoyed the experience.
"It was fun," the engineering major said. "I liked how it was hands-on instead of them just talking to us because it's nice to get a feel of what they do instead of hearing it."”
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