Faculty from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are definitely ready for their close-ups. Researchers will appear on the national cable channel The Food Network, and on local favorite, the New England Sports Network (NESN), in August and September.
Food Challenge (Food Network)
Kit Parker, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, will appear as a guest judge on The Food Network’s Food Challenge. The episode, “Runaway Chocolate” will air on Aug. 29, 2010, 8:00 PM ET/PT; Aug. 30, 2010, 3:00 AM ET/PT; and Sept. 1, 2010, 7:00 PM ET/PM. Parker will apply his engineering know-how to assessing the work of four chocolatiers competing to “create chocolate showpieces inspired by a mode of transportation. The hard part? These delicate chocolate vehicles will have to move.”
Shining Cities (NESN)
Parker will also appear along with SEAS colleagues—Robert Wood, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and David Edwards, Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering—on Shining Cities. The show, hosted by former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts Kerry Healey ’82, will debut on the New England Sports Network (NESN) on Sept. 3, 2010. Branching out from its usual sports fare, NESN describes the series as highlighting “innovation in all different realms” throughout Boston and New England.