College Bowl

This competition is now closed.

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.

2016 Winner: University of California, Davis

1st Runner Up: Purdue University

2015 - 2016 Regional Champions

Area/Region Date(s) Winner
Central Atlantic 4/8-4/9/2016 North Carolina State University
Midwest 4/1-4/2/2016 Purdue University
North Atlantic 4/8-4/9/2016 Cornell University
North Central 4/1-4/2/2016 University of Wisconsin, Madison
Pacific Northwest 3/25-3/27/2016 University of California, Davis
Pacific Southwest 4/1-4/3/2016 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
South Central 4/7-4/8/2016 Texas A&M University
Southeast 4/1-4/2/2016 Mississippi State University

Questions submitted: January 31
Names of team members: January 31
Regional competitions: dates vary
Final team roster: 1 week prior to regional competition

Amy Parr
University of California-Davis

Competition Rules (PDF)
Questions Template (XLSX)
Team Roster Template (XLSX)