Address: The Food Science Lab at Carl Schurz High School
3601 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
9:00 AM - Networking breakfast (Schurz social hall; CS-IFT will fund food and coffee)
9:30 AM - Speakers: Schurz principal, Jaime Guerrero, student (Schurz auditorium)
10:30 AM - Tour of food science lab (open house style)
11:00 AM - Adjourn
Marketer, Chef, and Founder, Schurz Food Science Lab
Jaime is an accomplished digital transformation leader, driven to solve real world problems through Anticipatory Experience Design Thinking—a principal geared to simplify customer experiences and drive ROI. Some of the brands he has worked with include McDonald’s, United Airlines, Kimberly-Clark, World Bank Group and the vertical farm industry. Jaime is a Certified Personal Chef and a Vertical Farmer. At Schurz High School he is the co-founder of the Schurz Food Science Lab where he is focused educating and inspiring young minds to help transform traditional farming.
Breakfast session for CSIFT members and community to highlight some of the great food science work that is happening right in our own backyard.
The Schurz high school food science lab is something we know our CS-IFT community will want to know more about so we’re providing a first hand experience – hear from the principal, teacher, and students themselves and get a tour of the facility. The students at Schurz High School are not only learning about new ways to farm (urban farming, hydroponics, etc) and feed their community, they are also collaborating with MIT media lab (open source global data project), SpaceX, and NASA to collect data that will help provide future fresh foods in space.
In addition to introducing the Schurz High School children to the great field of food science, this food lab is also working with two outside organizations to empower underprivileged youth to transform their neighborhoods (BuildOn) and to provide the students an opportunity to explore their talents after school and during the summer months (After School Matters).