College Bowl

The deadline for the 2016 competition is January 31, 2016 at 11:59PM CT

Since 1985, the IFTSA College Bowl Competition has tested the knowledge of student teams from across the United States in the areas of food science and technology, history of foods and food processing, food law, and general IFT/food-related trivia.

The College Bowl is designed to facilitate interaction among students from different universities, stimulate the students' desire to accumulate and retain knowledge, and provide a forum for students to engage in friendly competition. Teams for IFT Student Chapters in eight geographical areas of the Student Association compete in area competitions prior to the IFT Annual Meeting. The winning teams from the eight areas then compete in a final competition at the Annual Meeting.

All finalists receive a $1000 travel grant. The national champion earns a $1000 award, and the runner-up a $750 award.

Competition Guidelines

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2015 Winner: North Carolina State University

1st Runner Up: The Ohio State University

2015 - 2016 Area Meeting Dates & Regional Competitions

Area/Region Date(s) Location Contact
Central Atlantic 4/8-4/9/2016 Virginia Tech
(Blacksburg, VA)
Lily Yang
Midwest 4/1-4/2/2016 Illinois Institute of Technology
(Chicago, IL)
Neeraj Kamath
North Atlantic 4/8-4/9/2016 Rutgers University
(New Brunswick, NJ)
Lavinia (Yan) Wang
North Central 4/1-4/2/2016 University of Wisconsin, Madison
(Madison, WI)
Jacy Weissburg
Pacific Northwest 3/25-3/27/2016 Oregon State University
(Corvallis, OR)
Jack Twilley
Pacific Southwest 4/1-4/3/2016 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
Lauren Bosio
South Central 4/7-4/8/2016 Yum!
(Plano, TX)
Madeline Howe
Southeast 4/1-4/2/2016 Mississippi State University
(Starksville, MS)
Morgan Von Staden

Questions submitted: January 31

William Dixon
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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