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 involvement in IFT and IFTSA has helped me establish invaluable life-long connections and allowed me to see the bigger picture.”

Pattie Aron
Oregon State University
Pattie Aron