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What do science, technology, engineering, and math have to do with food?


Flavor chemists use math and science to create or change the way some foods taste.

Asia is a young woman who lives in the south side of Chicago. She works hard in school and finds inspiration in cooking and food. As she thinks about her video, she wonders whether science has anything to do with her passion and interests. How do these two things connect? Asia interviews Alicia Thomas and finds something unexpected in the world of food science.

Activities/Things to Do

Find out for yourself! Check out these cool activities that explore the science, technology, engineering, and math behind the making of food!

Learn more about the science behind cooking and the chemistry of taste!

Ice cream science! University of Guelph eBook or PBS Kids

Other Careers

Learn about other careers that involve science, technology, engineering, and math and are related to food!

Agricultural and Food Scientist

Agricultural and food scientists study farm crops and animals. They solve problems in agriculture and food production and try to find new ways of making crops into food.

Meet an agricultural and food scientist!

  • Meet Morse Solomon, who works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Take a look at THIS!

  • See how Anne Vidaver works to keep plants and our food supply safe and healthy. She is a professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Watch this video on Anne Vidaver and check out her academic background.

Try it yourself!

How do I do this?

  • Learn more about what it takes to become an agricultural and food scientist.
  • What are some things to know about becoming an agronomist?


Toxicologists study the effects of potentially harmful chemicals on people, animals, and the environment. They use their knowledge of biology, chemistry, and the environment to make sure people, animals, and the environment all stay safe.

Meet a toxicologist!

  • Meet Arthur Liang who works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Learn about Art Miller and what he does at Exponent's Center for Chemical Regulation & Food Safety.

Take a look at THIS!

Try it yourself!

You can try your own experiments in toxicology at home.

  • Learn how and why mold grows.
  • What is yeast and does it—breathe? Find out more.
  • How do different chemicals change food? Find out by doing this experiment with eggs and vinegar.

How do I do this?