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A New Major Brewing At Eastern Michigan University

Lisa Barry
Eastern Michigan University professors of chemistry (left to right) Cory Emal and Gregg Wilmes talk about the new "fermentation science" degree being offered next Fall at EMU.

Beginning next Fall, Eastern Michigan University will begin offering afour-year program in "fermentation science"  as either a major or minor.

EMU chemistry professors CoryEmal and GreggWilmes designed the new academic program, which covers the popular art of craft brewing beer, as well as several fermented foods such as yogurt, bread and dry-cured sausage.

The craft beer business is a multi-billion dollar industry right now, including in the state of Michigan, and is responsible for the creation of hundreds of jobs.

The new EMU program brings together subjects from multiple disciplines, primarily chemistry and biology.

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Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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