CU CHEFSTM (Clemson University Healthy Eating and Food Specialists) work as a team to provide culinary nutrition to the public. Culinary nutrition is the application of nutrition principles combined with food science knowledge displayed through a mastery of culinary skills. Once a month Dr. Marge Condrasky, professor in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences, takes students from her Culinary Nutrition Creative Inquiry team to the Greenville Health System in order to educate families on healthy meals for their children. The New Impact Weight Management program allows the Creative Inquiry team to create healthy recipes, run a cooking class and work with a professional to deliver a program to the public.
Understanding another language is hard enough, but students in the Health and Business Topics in Film and Media Creative Inquiry have reached far beyond comprehension of the Spanish language. Led by Dr. Graciela Tissera, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, this Creative Inquiry team takes foreign, primarily Spanish, films and analyzes their themes, focusing on the way health and business topics are portrayed. Pertinent topics like human sexuality, alternate realities, domestic violence and feminist symbols are just a few of the topics that Tissera and her team research and analyze through the viewing of these films.
Dr. Andrew Hurley, assistant professor of packaging science and his team of Creative Inquiry students work together to create unique furniture by using corrugated medium. Corrugated medium is strong when the pieces are put together, so the team works with multiple pieces, layering them, to build furniture. “We have created a corrugated piano, chairs, tables, a tiger paw and lots of decorations that have been placed around the Harris A. Smith Building,” Mengmeg Zhao, senior packaging science major, stated.