Earlier this summer, the Food Innovation Design Lab (FIDL) at the Harborside Campus was filled with the irresistible smell of maple syrup. Six summer interns were working at breakneck speed to push the boundaries of the natural sweetener’s culinary and commercial potential.
Dubbed “The Maple Project,” the month-long collaboration between JWU, URI’s College of Pharmacy and the Food Innovation Nexus (FIX), a JWU-funded startup, immersed the interns in the world of maple in order in order to create their own unexpected product concepts. Creating a product from scratch in just over 4 weeks is no easy feat, but the interns — a carefully-chosen mix of culinary, baking & pastry, industrial design and food science majors — were more than up to the task.
If you think of maple as an ingredient at all, there’s a high probability that your first thought is to envision it in syrup form, drizzled liberally over pancakes. But have you ever thought of maple as a hero ingredient?
Earlier this summer, the Maple Project kicked off as an intensive, interdisciplinary collaboration between University of Rhode Island, JWU and the Food Innovation Nexus (FIX) — a JWU-funded startup housed at the Providence Campus — to examine maple’s potential as a “smarter sweetener” — and to re-frame it as a food that’s not just for breakfast.
SkillsUSA’s annual National Leadership & Skills Conference is one of the best ways for JWU students to test their technical, presentation and leadership skills on a national stage. The 2019 event brought more than 6,500 students from across the U.S. — all regional winners in their career fields — to Louisville, Kentucky, to compete in more than 100 trade, industrial, STEM, health and leadership skill competition areas. This year, 14 JWU students competed or took part in leadership events. Of that group, 10 students competed — with seven of them placing in the top 10.
There’s more to an occupational therapist’s work than what can be found in hospital settings. The faculty of JWU’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program know this and are teaching their first cohort of students just how wide the world of occupational therapy can be. As part of an ongoing research initiative, Associate Professor Amy Wagenfeld brought her cohort of OTD students to the Center for Equine Studies to explore how occupational therapists can use horses as part of a robust therapy program.
A group of 15 students from JWU Providence, Regis College (Weston, Mass.) and Universidad de Congreso (Mendoza, Argentina) recently toured the Southside Community Land Trust’s City Farm as part of their research into food security and food access. Thanks to a grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, the students were at the midpoint of a 3-week collaborative study abroad program to explore issues of sustainable community wellness and nutrition in the Americas.
Some ad campaigns on social media take off with such force and speed that it is easy for some to miss the details behind the scenes. That’s where you’ll find Edzer Roukema ’15 — a Graphic Design JWU alum currently working as a digital designer at Ralph and Co., where he’s been the mastermind behind such popular projects as Netflix’s “Stranger Things” 80s movie theme poster campaign.
Imagine immersing yourself fully in another culture — to learn its history; explore its architecture, art, and beautifully preserved ruins; and even learn about your own chosen industry through its lens. A group of 27 JWU hospitality students recently did just that. The group split their week between the capital city of Athens and the historic island of Rhodes (or Ródos in Greek) to learn about international hospitality and tourism firsthand.
It is ironic that an event as deeply anticipated as Commencement seems to go by in a flash. JWU Providence’s 2019 ceremonies were no exception, and the day was filled with laughter, tears, joyous memories, and the high-wattage power of unlimited potential. Read blog.
In less than five weeks, the Johnson & Wales University community, under the leadership and direction of New Student Orientation & Support Programs (NSOSP), will transition and acclimate incoming JWU students and their families to the Wildcat community during JWU’s summer New Student Orientation.
The ADTEAM’s campaign for Wienerschnitzel, a hot dog restaurant chain, brought them to victory in the district round where they competed against five other colleges. It was followed by another win in the semifinals on May 8. Now, the team prepares for the national competition in Hollywood, Florida in early June. Read Blog.
Professors Christos Dimos and Donald Kaczmarczyk, along with four students, have completed the initial stage of an undergraduate research project on algae. Read Blog.
Self-reflection was a huge theme of Cindi Bigelow’s recent visit to JWU Providence as the inaugural speaker of the university’s Visiting Industry Professional (VIP) Speaker Series on May 2.