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Fermentation science and evolving teacher education

students learn the science of brewing beer from Dr. Brett Taubman
Marie Freeman
Appalachian State University
students learn the science of brewing beer from Dr. Brett Taubman

This week on The Best of Our Knowledge: we’ll learn about a science degree program offering a unique look at the future of fermentation.
And we’ll hear how one institution in New York state is adapting to proposed changes in teaching standards.


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