The Umass Food Science Department hosted a Food Emulsions Short Course in the Campus Center in May for over 65 particpants. The course helped to teach the basic principles, concepts and techniques of emulsion science for the food industry. The course included a diverse platform of academic speakers including Umass faculty Dr. D. Julian McClements, Dr. Lynne McLandsborough, Dr. Hang Xiao, Dr. Eric Decker. In addition, UMass alumni Dan Piorkowski from Kraft Foods provided a talk addressing the industrial applications of emulsions in beverage systems.