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A capstone course within the food science and nutrition degree program, the Food Product Development (F_S 4970) class allows students to integrate the various disciplines of food science to create new food products. This semester, students were tasked with creating a Kansas City-style barbeque sauce, which is typically sweeter in nature. That food product focus wasn’t random – Sonja Derboven, licensing director at the University of Missouri, asked Andrew Clarke, an associate professor, if there would be an interest in having the students take on such a project before the semester began, with the goal of potentially taking one sauce to market in the future.

A Tasty Experience

Andrew Labit, a junior environmental sciences major, is one of the students who is already taking advantage of the WAV Lab. Labit began his collegiate career at MU with a desire to share timely weather forecasts with his fellow Tigers. Dubbed the Mizzou Weatherman, Labit sent weekly updates to nearly 800 students during his first two years at MU through a group text messaging app. Now, Labit and several of his peers will share daily mid-Missouri weather forecasts with the MU student body through the new lab.

A huge opportunity