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Pizza, The Rise of the Dough!

Discovering Food Science

Pizza, The Rise of the Dough!

Dust off your light saber pizza cutters and get your movie quotes ready. Students will learn about dough from farm to table through hands-on activities in the Food Innovation Center on the Nebraska Innovation Campus. Come discover all the incredible science behind food production. Science never tasted so good!

Students entering 6th - 10th Grades

Commuter ONLY

Lincoln, Nebraska

July 21, 2023

Register by July 13th!

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  • learn about wheat and flour production
  • find out how different formulations affect pizza crust


  • experience the chemistry of dough
  • learn about the quality and safety of baked goods
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  • hands-on activities in university  laboratories
  • making new friends
  • taste testing pizza!

Nebraska Innovation Campus

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
A pizza in the shape of the Millennium Falcon

The Food Innovation Center 

The Food Innovation Center is a 178,000 square foot complex serving private/public partnerships. The center provides world-class facilities for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Food Science and Technology Department and private companies in leased space. It features wet/dry lab research space, food grade/non-food grade pilot plant space, a state-of-the-art distance education classroom and office space. The UNL Department of Food Science and Technology has experts in the areas of food safety, health, and nutrition.

Leading this exciting new camp are Dr. Jayne Stratton and Dr. Andreia Bianchini. Dr. Stratton and Dr. Bianchini have led numerous workshops on all topics related to food safety and microbiology, from Better Processing Control School and Food Microbiology workshops to training middle and high school educators on food science curricula.

Essential Information:  Summer Adventure

Commuter ONLY 

Activity Fee

This one day event is free!

Daily Schedule

Arrive by  8:30AM  and leave around 4:30PM on Friday July 21st. Lunch and snacks are provided. 

Who's Eligible?

Open to students entering 6th through 10th grades.


Space is limited to 15 students.

Supervision and Safety

Minimum of 1:10 teacher/counselor to student ratio. Certified faculty/teachers and experienced, trained undergraduates students/counselors.

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