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Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance

Students analyze for titratable acidity in fermented juices during field practicums.

Students enrolled in a Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) program analyze for titratable acidity in fermented juices during field practicums.

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Supported by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education program, VESTA offers a combination of instructor-guided online instruction and face-to-face lessons by industry professionals at vineyards and wineries. VESTA offers certificates and AAS degrees in viticulture, enology and wine business entrepreneurship; complements industry-validated online courses with field experiences in vineyards and wineries; and embeds current and emerging practices and technologies in its educational program.

You can read more about VESTA in the publication ATE Centers IMPACT: Partners with Industry for a new American Workforce. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 3, 2017)

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