Division Hackathons

Division Competitions

IFT Division Hackathons offer students the opportunity to solve real-world challenges and connect with students from across the globe.

Carbohydrate Division Student Hackathon 2024 – "Hacking Fiber”

February 20-28, 2024

Assortment of breadsJoin the Carbohydrate Division for a student hackathon on “hacking fiber” in baked foods. Students will be given a period of 9 days to plan and come up with their idea to create baked goods rich in dietary fiber. Participants will be randomly assigned to teams, who will work together virtually. Teams will present their fiber rich strategy and have Q&A with judges. This event is a great way to inspire innovation and to work and network with like-minded individuals from around the world, as well as engage with the IFT Carbohydrate Division. Registration Closed

International Division Hackathon – Food for Relief

April 17, 2024

Hand grabbing a bag of almonds from a grocery store shelfThe International Division is challenging all IFT student-members to join them for a single-day, engaging hackathon to develop innovative solutions to help address a small-town humanitarian crisis. Participants will work with randomized virtual teams and will have 2 hours to design their concept and present their solutions. Participants will also get to hear from subject matter experts in the field of food security.

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Nonthermal Processing Division Hackathon - Think Tank

May 9-23, 2024

Mango treeJoin the Institute of Food Technologists and the National Mango Board for an interactive challenge for student members. Teams will work together to solve a real-life food production problem using nonthermal processing technologies, pitching their ideas to a panel of experts in a Shark Tank style competition. Don’t miss this exciting event to showcase your skills and network with like-minded individuals.

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