Expert to Address "The Future of Food Science" at STEM Event

Jennifer BenczElizabethtown Community and Technical College is pleased to welcome Jennifer Bencz, Vice President of Technical Services at Algood Food Company, to speak as part of its LEAF-STEM series. LEAF-STEM is an ECTC science and math initiative designed to enhance awareness through Lectures amp; Exploration Activities For Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

This lecture by Bencz, The Future of Food Science, will be free and open to the public on Monday, October 17, at 6 p.m. in room 212 of the colleges Regional Postsecondary Center (RPC). She will talk about food safety and quality, and her career in this field of science.

Bencz studied biology at the University of Central Florida and started her food science career with the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Her dedication to food science blossomed while at Minute Maid Co., and R.L. Schreiber, Inc., where she discovered an enthusiasm for tackling real-world challenges in food manufacturing. At Algood Food Company she champions for food safety, quality, and new product development.

Bencz and her husband live in Lexington, Kentucky, with their two boys. She still makes Grandmas special cookies for Christmas every year, continuing her lifelong passion for food, which began at a young age in her grandmothers kitchen.

For more information, contact Joe Wolf at 270-706-8553 or jwolf0015@kctcs.edu.