Congratulations to our IFTSA competition finalists:
Disney/IFTSA Product Development Competition
Cornell University: Vegginators
University of Florida: Yum-e-Milk
University of Minnesota: Mickey Fantasticos
University of Wisconsin-Madison: Peanut Butter Jamsicles
University of Wisconsin-Madison: Pit-Stop
IFTSA & MARS Product Development Competition
California Polytechnic State University: Veg This Way
Cornell University: Dough TEMPtations
University of Minnesota: Theikos Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars
The Ohio State University: UnBeetable Burger
Penn State University: Brew Bites
University of Wisconsin–Madison: Cranberry POPlers
IFTSA Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition
Sponsored in part by:
University of Massachusetts Amherst: Mango Meal
Virginia Tech University: Uji-mate
Washington State University/University of Idaho:Maandazi
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia: Mangnut
Brawijaya University, Indonesia: STIFT OORRID MANGO
Universiti Putra Malaysia: Vit-A-Go
Undergraduate Research Competition
Margaret Debrauske: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Evonne Lau: Cornell University
Brittany Miller: Cornell University
Graysen Ortega:Texas Tech University
Sara Spoede: University of Missouri
Ashleigh Willems: Texas Tech University
Tips for Attending the IFT Annual Meeting
As you are preparing for the IFT Annual Meeting, try to keep the following things in mind:
- Have a game plan! The schedule is posted in advance, so that you can make the most of your time in Las Vegas. Check out all of the events, celebrations, and networking opportunities on the IFT Annual Meeting website. You can also download the IFT12 mobile app and plan out what events you are going to attend.
- Bring resumes. It never hurts to have a few copies of your resume on hand. Be sure to attend the Career Fair on Tuesday, June 26 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This is an open networking event where you can meet companies face-to-face.
- Make your first impression count. Remember to dress business casual.
- Network, network, and network! Not only do you have the opportunity to establish new contacts, but you will gain a better understanding of developments within the food science industry. Just ask Tom Nack, an IFT member who is featured in our member profile below…
Retro Bowling Party & Costume Contest
Don't miss the IFTSA Retro Bowling Party on Thursday, June 28 from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at the Gold Coast Casino Bowling Alley (4000 W Flamingo Rd). Wear neon colors and your best 80’s costume. Enjoy free bowling games and food. Be sure to RSVP by June 10.
Chapter Leaders Workshop
If you are an incoming food science club president, be sure to let us know if you are attending the three days of the Chapter Leaders Workshop. Sign up today!
Register for the 12th Annual Fun Run & Walk
Lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement at 6:15 am on Wednesday, June 27 to help raise money for food science scholarships. It’s not too late to register, so encourage some friends to join you for early morning motivation and don’t miss this FUN event!
IFTSA Competition Schedule
Our student members have been hard at work and are ready to display the fruits of their labor. See below for a detailed list of the IFTSA Student Competitions schedule. For a complete list of Annual Meeting events, visit the official IFT Annual Meeting website and start scheduling your trip, it always goes by faster than you’d think!
D.D. Williamson Natural Coloring Competition Winner
D.D. Williamson, a company specializing in natural colors, hosted their 2nd annual Natural Coloring Competition this year. The innovative creation that won the grand prize was developed by Andrew Barry, Greg Bricker, and Laura Rarus, from The Ohio State University. Be sure to stop by Booth #1551 to check out their creation and learn about next year’s competition.
“Show Us Your OFG” Winners
Jaideep Singh Sidhu (University of Georgia), Alyssa Pagel (University of Minnesota), and Kristen Doster (University of Wisconsin-Madison) got their creative food geek juices flowing and won free registration to attend the IFT Annual Meeting. They also received official IFT fleeces for participating in the latest IFTSA Facebook OFG competition.
Do you have a Facebook account? Check out all of the activities featured on the IFTSA Facebook page. Don’t forget to “like us.”
IFT 1st Annual Poppy Award Finalists
The 1st Annual Poppy Awards were a hit! Congratulations to the finalists, D.D. Williamson and Decagon Devices, who will be recognized at the IFT Keynote Session on Tuesday, June 26. You can view all of the creative entries here.