Undergraduate Research Competition

Designed to showcase outstanding research at the undergraduate level, this competition seeks students engaged in independent research who are interested in presenting at the IFT Annual Event. Finalists will have the opportunity to network with members of both industry and academia.

Eligibility

Any student member of IFT, as of March 15, 2019, who is an undergraduate student or who has not graduated prior to July 1, 2018, is eligible to compete. Work must have been done individually by an undergraduate. For complete details, consult the Rules and Regulations document for this competition.

Awards

All finalists will be awarded a $500.00 travel award to attend the IFT19 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Finalists are required to attend IFT19 in order to be eligible for the travel award.

A certificate will be presented to each finalist, as well as the first, second, and third place awards ($1,000, $750, and $500, respectively) during the IFTSA Closing Ceremony. Prize money will be delivered to the winners by mail following the IFT19 Annual Meeting.

Undergraduate Research Competition
Congratulations to our 2018 1st place winner, Adam Salhaney from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for “Rapid Detection of Bacteria in Ground Chicken using an Optical Imaging Approach”!

Resources

DEADLINE
March 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm


COMPETITION DIRECTOR
Sophia Pinton
Virginia Tech
iftsa.urc@gmail.com


MUST READ
Competition Rules (PDF)
Sample Verification Letter (PDF)