The speaker for this week was Douglas Williams, a chemist who is currently working in the food ingredient industry. He is currently working at Kalsec, which is a company in Kalamazoo, Michigan that makes natural food additives. Williams presentation was extensive and explained well. Students were informed of interesting compounds in foods that attribute to their flavor and make up. Some of these additives included cinnamon, black pepper, paprika, ginger, nutmeg, etc.