Division Competition Winners

Division competitions highlight the research of our Graduate Student members. Each year, hundreds of students participate in this highly competitive program. These winners are recognized during the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo.

Congratulations to out 2013 winners:

2013 Education Division Undergraduate Writing Competition

Spenser Reed
Cornell University
1st place $1000
Robert Divine
Cornell University
2nd place $750
Tiana Abbley
U. of Hawaii at Manoa
3rd place $500

AAFSIS Poster Competition

Vaishnavi Chandrasekar
Penn State University
1st place $1000
   

Aquatic Food Products Division: Graduate Research Paper Competition

Yi-Tien Chen
Florida State University
1st place $1000
Xulei Wu
Seafood Research and Education Center
2nd place $750
Zatil Afrah
Oregon State University
3rd place $500

Biotechnology Division: Graduate Research Paper Competition

Arranee Chotiko
Louisana State University
1st place $1000
Zhong Zhang
University of Missouri
2nd place $750
Duygu Ercan
The Pennsylvania State U.
3rd place $500

Carbohydrate Division: Graduate Research Paper Competition

Andrea Hill
McGill University
1st place $1000
Yingshuang Lu
University of Illinois
2nd place $750
Preetam Sarkar
Purdue University
3rd place $500

Dairy Foods Division: Graduate Research Paper Poster Competition

Curtis Park
North Carolina State U.
1st place $1000
Yichao Liang
Massey University
2nd place $750
Kristen Frankowski
North Carolina State U.
3rd place $500

Food Chemistry Division: Graduate Research Paper Competition

Bicheng Wu
U. of Massachusetts, Amherst
1st place $1000
Na Li
Purdue University
2nd place $750
Kun Wang
U. of Manitoba, Winnipeg
3rd place $500

Food Engineering Division Poster Competition

Alexander Warning
Cornell University
1st place $1000
Kara Yamada
University of Hawaii
2nd place $750
Natthakan Rungraeng
University of Hawaii
3rd place $500

Food Microbiology Division Poster Competition

John Frelka
U. of California, Davis
1st place $1000
Shankumar Mooyottu
University of Connecticut
2nd place $750
Qing Wang
University of Delaware
3rd place $500

Food Packaging Division Poster Competition

Erica Vonasek
U. of California, Davis
1st place $1000
Sumeet Dhawan
Washington State U.
2nd place $750
Fang Tian
U, of Massachusetts, Amherst
3rd place $500

Fruit & Vegetable Products Davison Poster Competition

Oscar Acosta Montoya
Cornell University
1st place $1000
Huseyin Ayyaz
The Ohio State U.
2nd place $750
Nongnuch Athiphunamphai
Cornell University
3rd place $500

International Division Poster Competition

Soyoung Jeon
Sejong University
1st place $1000
Juan You
China Agricultural University
2nd place $750
Anna Yiching Cheung
Hong Kong Polytechnic U.
3rd place $500

Manfred Kroger: Graduate Student Research Paper Oral Competition

Ann Pataky
University of Minnesota
1st place $1000
Sha Zhang
University of Missouri
2nd place $750
Hemang Bhatt
Massey University
3rd place $500

Marketing & Management Division Poster Competition

Xuan Li
U. of California, Davis
1st place $1000
Wisdom Wardy
Louisiana State U. Agricultural Center
2nd place $750
Phani Tej Raghav Narayanapurapu
McGill University
3rd place $500

Muscle Foods Division Poster Competition

Yan Zhao
Mississippi State University
1st place $1000
Monil Desai
Mississippi State University
2nd place $750
Jiayi Yang
University of Kentucky
3rd place $500

Nonthermal Processing Division Poster Competition

Jessie Usaga Barrientos
Cornell University
1st place $1000
Erika Georget
German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL)
2nd place $750
Bjoern Surowsky
Technische Universitat Berlin
3rd place $500

Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods Division Poster Competition

Rashin Sedighi
North Carolina A&T State U.
1st place $1000
Allison Atnip
The Ohio State U.
2nd place $750
Yingyi Mao
U. of Massachusetts
3rd place $500

Nutrition Division Poster Competition

Joshua Jones
Purdue University
1st place $1000
Darshika Amarakoon
North Dakota State U.
2nd place $750
Jessica Cooperstone
The Ohio State U.
3rd place $500

Product Development Division Poster Competition

Haiqin Ge
University of Maryland
1st place $1000
Emilio Silva
UNICAMP
2nd place $750
Julie Kindelspire (Julie Darly)
South Dakota State U.
3 rd place $500

Quality Assurance Division Poster Competition

Brittany Towers
The Ohio State U.
1st place $1000
Ana Paula Carneireiro
Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais
2nd place $750
Lin Lu
U. of Wisconsin - Madison
3rd place $500

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Division Poster Competition

Juan Li
Louisiana State University
1st place $1000
Jie Zhang
Louisiana State U. Agricultural Center
2nd place $750
Parisa Fallahi
South Dakota State U.
3rd place $500

Rose Marie Pangborn: Graduate Student Research Paper Oral Competition

Suzanne Jervis
North Carolina State U.
1st place $1000
Nuala Bobowski
University of Minnesota
2nd place $750
Katie Osdoba
University of Minnesota
3rd place $500

SLAS

Shintaro Pang
U. of Massachusetts, Amherst
1st place $1000
 

Toxicology & Safety Evaluation Division Poster Competition

Shintaro Pang
U. of Massachusetts, Amherst
1st place $1000
Xi Zhang
Illinois Institute of Technology
2nd place $750
Denise Tran
U. of Nebraska - Lincoln
3rd place $500

Z. John Ordal: Graduate Student Research Paper Oral Competition

Indu Upadhyaya
University of Connecticut
1st place $1000
Irwin Quintela
University of Maine
2nd place $750
Natalie Page
Michigan State University
3rd place $500
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Past Division Competition Winners