Cookies and science combine during Science of Baking

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Students brought their cookie decorating skills as Women in STEM and the International Student Cultural Organization hosted a “Science of Baking” night.

The groups kicked the night off with a short presentation about the science that is needed in order for baking to work.

“Tonight, I really wanted to show people that cooking and baking is science,” said Women in STEM Vice President Ahnayah Preston.

Then, students went straight to making their own icing and decorating their cookies.

“I made a globe for ISCO,” said ISCO President Haley Morgan. “It was really good! It was surprisingly good for how easy it was to make.”

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Students used precise measurements to create their icing from scratch. This was to meant to show how science and baking go hand-in-hand.

“Measurements are essential in both science and baking, and that’s what I wanted to integrate into today,” Preston said.

The event served as a way for ISCO and Women in Stem to help students build connections through a fun and educational activity.

“They learned about different desserts, they played a game about learning new flags, and I think it just brought everyone together in unison,” Preston explained. “I think that’s the most beautiful part of it.”

“I think it’s important for two very different clubs to come together and get each demographic of what they bring to the table to mingle,” Morgan said.

After decorating their cookies, students were free to eat them.

Women in Stem’s last event of the semester will be a pizza and pajama party on April 17.