The Gallery

All of these things are in an email sent to the group.  Thanks for your help!

Key points:
1. Come up with 3-5 soy food or non-food products and bring the package to our exhibit work day on April 16th.
2. Bring books and reading materials relating to our project to our exhibit work day on April 16th.
3. Upload the papers you wrote to the dropbox (invitation coming) by April 19th.
4. Upload your document(s) for transparencies to the dropbox by April 19th.

1. To complete our “soy products” table, we need everyone to think about and look for things they use or consume on a regular basis that contain soy.  Non-food products may be slightly challenging and require a little bit of research, but we would love a good sampling of those.  Food products are fairly simple: common ingredients made from soybeans include mono- and di-glycerides, lecithin, soy protein, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, soybean oil, and tocopherols, among others.  If you find these things in the foods you eat, save the package.  We really want everyone to try to come up with 3-5 soy products by *Tuesday April 16th* and bring them to our exhibit work day (details in the future).

2. There will be a kind of discussion promoting section of the gallery where we would like to put a table and a bookcase containing reading materials relating to our project.  We would like for everyone to upload copies of the three papers that they wrote in the first semester.  Only do this if you are comfortable at the thought of people reading them; we won’t require it.  But we think they were great and we want to share them. (:  Upload your copies to our NSG dropbox account, which you will soon be receiving an invitation for.  Look for an email from Shannon.  Dropbox is an easy and super useful tool, so if you haven’t signed up for one yet, get excited.  Upload these by April 19th.

3. For our discussion friendly section, we would also love to borrow any books or reading materials that people have which relate to the project. For example, we will obviously have “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind”, but any books relating to soybeans, food security, climate change, sustainability, etc. would be fantastic.  You can also bring these to our exhibit work day on April 16th.

4. Lastly, and requiring the most effort, we want informational transparencies relating to the above topics to put on an old-school (: projector.  Think about how your disciplines (or just your interests) relate to this project and its themes.  For example, I will be putting together a couple of transparencies about how soy food ingredients are actually derived from soybeans.  These transparencies can be anything; they could just have an image, a chart, a map, a few paragraphs, a hand-written note, anything.  Think outside the box.  If you are struggling to come up with ideas or are confused, let me or Shannon or Fabian know.  We really want everyone to upload at least one page to the Dropbox by April 19th (but 2-3 would be even better).

Amber Furrer

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Hello! I am Amber Furrer- one of your mentors.  I am a senior in Food Science, which means I’m graduating in May. Wild. I know everyone says this, but enjoy every minute of college (even the classes) because it goes so fast.  I am hoping to go to graduate school next fall to get a Masters in Food Science with a concentration in “foods for health”.  I have yet to figure out what exactly I will do when I get my masters, but I know I want to use my knowledge and passion for food to benefit the lives of others.  This class and others like it give an excellent glimpse of the kinds of bigger opportunities that are out there for all of us if we choose to pursue them.

I’m excited to be a part of this project with all of you and discover what impact we can make on Purdue (and the world- you just never know who you’re affecting).  I don’t pretend to be an expert in anything, but I’m here if you need any assistance or advice.  And that goes for anything, not just the project.  I look forward to getting to know you all better!

email (if you need it for any reason):  afurrer@purdue.edu

Happy Groundhog Day (: