Brewmaster ClassSchool is back in session and if you want to keep your students interested; then consider their interests. University of South Maine Professor Lucille Benedict says she hopes to brew up a packed class schedule by keeping her lesson plans focused on one thing; beer. And considering the diet of most college students revolves around the beverage she might be on to something. Professor Benedict teaches chemistry and says it can be challenging to keep students interested in the subject so she is starting to use beer as a testing medium. Besides chemistry Professor Benedict also oversees the university’s new quality assurance/quality control and research laboratory. Now the lab is partnering with the Maine Brewers Guild to provide testing and training for breweries and brew masters. The classes begin in the fall and will focus on how a flawed brewing process can ruin or contaminate a batch of beer. Students say besides focusing on something they’re interested in the class helps them solve real world problems. Not to mention their new skills are going to make them a big hit at the next frat party.
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