The Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS) is partnering with Chapman’s Ice Cream for the season two launch of its Off Limits video series.
This season features Chapman’s factory in Markdale, Ont., where scientist and host Dr. Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko meets ice-cream scientist Tammy Barrett. Together, they invent, create and taste-test two new flavours of frozen treats.
The episode is being launched with a nation-wide STEM Challenge that asks Canadian girls and gender-diverse youth, ages seven to 17, to create their own, new ice cream flavour at home! Video entries will be judged by Barrett and the winners will receive a $125 prize pack donated by Chapman’s.
“I was excited to find out how a popular, fermented snack would translate to a new sorbet flavour!” says Dr. Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko. “Exposing children to fun, hands-on STEM with inspiring and diverse role models supports interest in STEM among underrepresented youth and can help build a more equitable future STEM sector.”
“Entering a career in food science is a rewarding path for anyone who loves creativity and science. Understanding how different ingredients work in a formula, brings to life many cool and interesting products. This line of work is a continuous process of learning and discovery,” Barrett said in a statement.
Watch the episode below: