IFTSA Competition Past Winners

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Chapter of the Year

2015
University of Wisconsin, Madison

2014
Rutgers University

2013
North Carolina State University

2012
University of Massachusetts Amherst

2011
Oregon State University

2010
North Carolina State University

2009
Rutgers University

2008
Rutgers University

2007
Rutgers University

2006
North Carolina State University

2005
Rutgers University

2004
Rutgers University

2003
Rutgers University

2002
North Carolina State University

2001
Rutgers University

2000
North Carolina State University

1999
North Carolina State University

1998
Rutgers University

1997
North Carolina State University

1996
North Carolina State University

1995
Rutgers University

1994
University of Minnesota

1993
Mississippi State University

1992
Cornell University

1991
North Carolina State University

1990
Mississippi State University

1989
Mississippi State University

1988
University of Minnesota

1987
University of Georgia

1986
Washington State University

1985
University of Georgia

1984
North Carolina State University

1983
University of Arkansas

1982
Oregon State University

1981
University of Georgia

1980
Texas A&M University

1979
University of Georgia

1978
University of Minnesota

1977
University of California-Davis

1976
University of Georgia

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College Bowl

2015
North Carolina State University

2014
Pennsylvania State University

2013
Cornell University

2012
Brigham Young University

2011
The Ohio State University

2010
University of Georgia

2009
North Carolina State University

2008
The Ohio State University

2007
University of Arkansas

2006
University of California-Davis

2005
Brigham Young University

2004
University of Minnesota

2003
University of Wisconsin - Madison

2002
University of Minnesota

2001
North Carolina State University

2000
North Carolina State University

1999
Rutgers University

1998
Ohio State University

1997
Brigham Young University

1996
University of Arkansas

1995
Pennsylvania State University

1994
University of Minnesota

1993
Oregon State University

1992
Brigham Young University

1991
Utah State University

1990
Purdue University

1989
Cornell University

1988
Oregon State University

1987
Purdue University

1986
Cornell University

1985
North Atlantic Area

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IFTSA Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition

2015 Winners:

Theme: Entomogaphy or the eating of insects, is common in much of the world.  The advantages to eating insects is that they are a much more efficient source of protein than livestock, particularly beef and pork.  Develop nutritious and desirable product(s) using insects as a major ingredient.

International

  • 1st Place: Universidad de Costa Rica with Cricketa
  • 2nd Place: Universidad de Costa Rica with Molibannann
  • 3rd Place: Universiti Putra Malaysia with Coco-Wormy

USA/Canada

  • 1st Place: McGill University with Falamus Instant Mix
  • 2nd Place: University of Wisconsin - Madison with Nu Stew
  • 3rd Place: University of Massachusetts, Amherst with Meal Malade

2014 Winners:

Theme:  Vegetable oil processing is a growing industry in Africa. The filter cake from oil processing (defatted soy meal and sunflower meal) is a low value by-product which is typically sold at a reduced price to the animal feed industry. Develop products using these low value oil industry by-products that could be commercialized for human consumption. Consider stability, shelf life, food safety and consumer cost issues as you identify these products.

US/Canada

  • 1st Place: California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Amma Mamas
  • 2nd Place: Cornell University, So-Sweet
  • 3rd Place: Rutgers University, Soy-sunsation

International

  • 1st Place: Bogor Agricultural University,FLOYA
  • 2nd Place: Universiti Putra Malaysia, SunnySoy
  • 3rd Place: Bogor Agricultural University, Soymuch

2013 Winners

Theme: Develop food products to be given as supplements to address malnourishment at HIV relief clinics across developing nations.

Many individuals seeking medical assistance/treatment at these clinics are severely malnourished, and they need food supplements in addition to the medical treatments.  We are looking for product /process ideas based on the region you select, and make sure to choose raw materials based on availability, cost, current limited utilization, and nutritional requirements of the HIV positive individuals

US/Canada

  • 1st Place: Rutgers University, Good Mor-N-En
  • 2nd Place: California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, Malawi Mix 
  • 3rd Place: University of Minnesota, Lekker Bar

International

  • 1st Place: Universiti Putra Malaysia, EnerTEIN
  • 2nd Place: Bogor Agricultural University, MASOCA-Ball 
  • 3rd Place: Bogor Agricultural University, Sweepo

2012 Winners

Theme: Mangoes--especially the Apple, Kent, and Tommy Atkins varieties--grow abundantly in Kenya, but a short harvest season, high fiber content, and typically irregular quality (size, shape, color, etc.) make it difficult for growers to realize the full potential of this crop.

Develop a mango-based product that addresses common Kenyan nutrient deficiencies and can be produced rapidly in order to realize the full potential of this crop during its short harvesting season.

US/Canada

  • 1st Place: Washington State University & University of Idaho, Maandazi
  • 2nd Place: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Uji-mate
  • 3rd Place: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mango Meal

International

  • 1st Place: Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia), Vit-A-Go
  • 2nd Place: Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia), Mangnut
  • 3rd Place: Brawijaya University  (Indonesia), Stift Oorrid Mango

2011 Winners

Theme: Utilize food science and technology to address the issue of iron deficiency in developing countries.

US/Canada

  • 1st Place: Cornell University, MandiMais
  • 2nd Place: University of Minnesota, Nkwa Brodo
  • 3rd Place: Rutgers University, Galletas Fortaleza

International

  • 1st Place: Brawijaya University, Iron-Rich Instant Noodle
  • 2nd Place: Gadjah Mada University, Soy Rice Porridge
  • 3rd Place: Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, Ferro-Power

2010 Winners:

Theme: Provide Sustainable, Nutritional and Affordable Food for Family with Small Children

US/Canada

  • 1st Place: Penn State University, CalciMelo
  • 2nd Place: North Carolina State University, Famille Saine 
  • 3rd Place: University of Minnesota, Shakti

International

  • 1st Place: Bogor Agricultural University, Crantz Flakes
  • 2nd Place: Bogor Agricultural University, Zuper
  • 3rd Place: Brawijaya University, Fighting malnutrition through the production of artificial rice

2009 Winners:

US/Canada

  • 1st Place: University of Minnesota, Pushtikor
  • 2nd Place: Cornell University, SolanaPlus
  • 3rd Place: Washington State University-University of Idaho, Tu Mazi

International

  • 1st Place: Wageningen, Netherlands, Sorghum Supplement Enriched with Insect-protein
  • 2nd Place: University of Pretoria, South Africa, Cowpea, Maize and Pumpkin blended ready-to-eat weaning food in retortable pouch
  • 3rd Place: Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia, Healthy instant noodle from corn with high protein and rich iron for pregnant women to prevent lost generation in Southeast Asia
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Disney - IFTSA Product Development Competition

2015 Winners:

  • Grand Prize: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with Build A Snowman Kit
  • 1st Place: University of Georgia with Snow Snacks
  • Honorary Prizes:
    Rutgers University with WhOlaf Grain Treats
    University of Massachusetts Amherst with Cinderella's Chicken and Veggie Bites
    Virginia Tech with Nemo Pockets

2014 Winners:

  • Grand prize: Cornell University—Finding Dory and Friends
  • 1st place: Iowa State University—Flight Bites

2013 Winners:

  • Grand prize - University of Minnesota with "Dusty Dipper"
  • First place - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with "Mike’s S’creamy Dip & Scare Me Chips"
  • Honorary mention - Cornell University with "Fright Fuel"
  • Honorary mention - University of Arkansas with "Cubby's Treasure Treats"
  • Honorary mention - University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez with "Snaggie"

2012 Winners:

  • Grand prize – University of Wisconsin, Madison with "Peanut Butter Jamsicles"
  • First place – University of Wisconsin, Madison with "Pit-Stop"
  • Honorary mention – Cornell University with "Vegginators"
  • Honorary mention – University of Florida with "Yum-e-Milk"
  • Honorary mention – University of Minnesota with "Mickey's Fantasticos"

2011 Winners:

  • Grand prize – University of Wisconsin, Madison with "Pixie Dust Fruit Beverage Mix"
  • First place – University of Arkansas with "Phenomenal Funchies"
  • Honorary mention – University of Nebraska – Lincoln with "CarsZone"
  • Honorary mention – University of Wisconsin, Madison with "Tangerine Dream"
  • Honorary mention – Rutgers University with "Gitchi Gitchi Goo"
  • Honorary mention – Washington State University/University of Idaho with "Mater's Craters"

2010 Winners:

  • Grand prize - UC Davis - Mickey's Pocket Pies
  • First place - Cornell - Finding Nemo's Pasta Pals
  • Honorary mention - U. of Arkansas - Snackatouille
  • Honorary mention - U. of Illinois - Snow White's Apple Puff

2009 Winners:

  • Grand Prize Graduate Team - University of Minnesota
  • Grand Prize Undergraduate Team - Kansas State University
  • Second Place - UC Davis
  • Third Place - Ohio State University
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Excellence in Leadership Award

2014:
Allison Atnip, Graduate Student, The Ohio State University
Liz Sharpe, Undergraduate Student, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2015:
Sarah Tensa, Undergraduate Student, Oregon State University
Suzy Hammons, Graduate Student, Purdue University

2013
Jay Gilbert, Undergraduate Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Annie D'Souza Palaparthi ,
Graduate Student, Rutgers University

2012
Emily Wolter, Undergraduate Student, Texas Tech University
Aliyar Fouladkhah, Graduate Student
, Colorado State University 

2011
Emily Del Bel, Undergraduate Student, Oregon State University
Helen Melito,
Graduate Student, North Carolina State U.

2010
Andrea Bouma, Undergraduate Student, Oregon State University
Patricia Aron, Graduate Student, Oregon State University

2009
Melvany Kasih, Undergraduate Student, Cornell University
Laura Strawn, Graduate Student, University of Florida

2008
Enrique P. Villarreal, Undergraduate Student, ITESM Campus, Monterrey, Mexico
Taylor Wallace, Graduate Student, The Ohio State University

2007
Rebecca Creasy, Undergraduate Student, University of Georgia
Caitlin Boon, Graduate Student, University of Massachusetts

2006
Michael Livingston, Undergraduate Student, Pennsylvania State University
Rachel Prososki, Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin

 

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Food Communicators Workshop

2015 Participants
Nicole Arnold, North Carolina State University
John Frelka, The Ohio State University
Kathryn Haydon, University of Arkansas
Erica Kenney, University of Georgia
Lindsay Murphy, University of Tennessee
Tamar Serapian, CFS, Chapman University and Fresh and Easy
Matthew Teegarden, The Ohio State University
Kelsey Tenney, Pennsylvania State University
Laura Jane Willis, Novozymes Biologicals
Lily L Yang, Virginia Tech

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IFTSA & MARS Product Development Competition

2015
McGill University
TiraVerde
2014
Cornell University
Popples
2013
Cornell University
Squashetti
2012 Cornell University Dough TEMPtations
2011 Michigan State University  Minute Escape
2010 The Ohio State University Coccobello
2009 North Carolina State University Shiverrs
2008 Michigan State University Ready-to-Dough
2007 Michigan State University Chicken Noodle Bites
2006 University of Maine YoBon Berry Bites
2005 University of Wisconsin Healthy Starts
2004 Rutgers University Grab-n-Go Greens
2003 University of Wisconsin-Madison Fruit Yo's
2002 North Carolina State University Mocha Royale
2001 University of Wisconsin-Madison Handicotti
2000 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Coffee Capps
1999 Purdue University Soy-Pro
1998 Cornell University Wrapidos
1997 University of Nebraska Twist Steak
1996 Cornell University Stir-Ins
1995 Cornell University Pizza Pop-Ups
1994 University of Minnesota Bit O' Bagels
1993 University of Minnesota Golden Twists
1992 University of Minnesota Twist N' Bake
1991 Purdue University Yonola

Undergraduate Research Competition:

2015
1st place: Daniel Finkenaur, Louisiana State University
2nd place: Elvira Sukamtoh, University of Massachusetts Amherst
3rd place: Meredith Kuchera, Washington State University
2014
1. Paula Feldmar from University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2. Robert Divine from Cornell University
3. Clinton Hervert from Cornell University
2013
1st Place: Wisiani Wijaya of University of Massachusetts Amherst
2nd Place: Soon Kiat Lau of University of Nebraska, Lincoln
3rd Place: Jake R. Fischer of Washington State University
2012
1. Margaret Debrauske, University of Wisconsin 
2. Brittany Miller, Cornell University
3. Graysen Ortega, Texas Tech University

2011

1. Abilgal Snyder, Ohio State University
2. Dominique Sinopoli, Cornell University
3. Karen Chang, Rutgers University

2010
1. Rarinthorn Thammakulkrajang, Cornell University
2. (Tie) Ashley Hart, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2. (Tie) Ambrose Chan, University of Georgia

2009

1. Kurt Ellis, Ohio State University
2. Melvany Kasih, Cornell University
3. Kari Michelle Jones, University of Tennessee

2008 Joseph Kreger, University of Illinois
2007 Jon Hutchinson, University of California-Davis
2006 Elaine Fan, Cornell University
2005 Mila Wihodo, Purdue University
2004 Chris Duncan, University of Florida
2003 Devon Cameron, University of Arkansas
2002 Sarah Woodling, Penn State University
2001 Matt Glaser, Oregon State University
2000 Rebecca Montville, Rutgers University
1999 Shonokeep Modak, Mississippi State University
1998 Christina Edwards van Muijen, Oregon State University
1997 Wendy Bennett, Rutgers University
1996 Kirby Hayes, Purdue University
1995 Kathryn Diebler, Clemson University
1994 Shawn Davis, Cornell University
1993 Douglas Christensen, University of Nebraska
1992 Rebecca Guzy, University of Missouri
1991 Gwen Allison, University of Alberta
1990 Robin Hewitt, University of Tennessee
1989 Sonia M. Hartunian, Iowa State University
1988 Mary M. Guyer, University of Arkansas
1987 Jane Prince, University of Tennessee
1986 Lisa Bruggman, Texas A&M University
1985 David R. Baldwin, Pennsylvania State University
1984 Catherine M. Gryniewicz, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
1983 Jody Enrich, Cornell University
1982 Jeffrey A. Stamp, University of Minnesota
1981 Sarah K. Geisert, University of Missouri
1980 Julie L. Komar, University of Illinois
1979 B. Brooks, University of Arizona
1978 Nina Birnbaum, Cornell University
1977 Gail B. McBride, University of British Columbia
1976 Rebecca M. Hamilton, University of Florida
1975 Eunice C.Y. Li, University of British Columbia
1974 Steve Sorenson, University of California-Davis

Global Student Innovation Challenge

2015:

  • 1st place: Hanyu Yangcheng (Iowa State University)—KIK-Food Stabilizer System
    A blend of natural hydrocolloids that add to the body, provides stability, improves mouthfeel, and enhances sweetness for low-fat dairy desserts
  • 2nd place: Shintaro Pang (University of Massachusetts Amherst)—ChiaTek
  • 3rd place: Ryan Murphy (Purdue University)—InGluTech
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