About IFTSA

The IFT Student Association (IFTSA) has over 2,900 members from around the world. When you join, you become a part of the largest and most important community of students studying food science and technology. Your career and leadership development opportunities are plentiful.

Just to name a few:

  • Eligibility for IFT and Feeding Tomorrow scholarships
  • Opportunities to compete in competitions, including Product Development, College Bowl, Chapter of the Year, Undergraduate Research, Thesis Video, and Excellence in Leadership
  • Your choice of the award winning Food Technology magazine or the Journal of Food Science
  • The chance for funding, awards, and honors
  • Opportunities to build your knowledge, experience, and leadership skills
  • Access to the IFT Membership Directory and IFT Community online, with thousands of big names in food science and technology
  • Ways to find a job using IFT resources and contacts, including the IFT online Career Center
  • Serious savings on books, courses, and registration to the IFT Annual Event, the world’s largest food industry meeting and trade show
  • Contacts. Peers and leading professionals who know the subject matter and the business of food science and technology

“My favorite thing about IFT is being able to meet students, professors, and industry representatives from all across the country. It gives me a sense of community and has introduced me to people I probably would not have met otherwise.”

Katie Robbins
University of Georgia