Student Chapters

Get connected with a thriving science of food community through your local student chapter. With an IFTSA Chapter, you might make a connection to the local food industry, showcase your food science skills for elementary school students, compete in a national competition, and meet lifetime colleagues.  Find your local chapter below and reach out today to see how you can get involved.

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Learn More About Your Local IFT Chapter

Contact a Chapter President or your Area’s Board Liaison from the IFTSA Board of Directors .

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Your food science club  may be eligible to become an IFTSA Chapter.

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Remain an Active Chapter

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Area Meeting Location and Dates
University of Delaware
April 3–4, 2020

Area Meeting Chair
Nicholas Ehrenreich, University of Delaware

Board Liaison
Amy Andes, The Ohio State University




Delaware Valley University

Laura Herbst

Middle East Technical University (Turkey) Seran Begen
Doc. Dr. Mecit Halil Oztop

North Carolina State University

Lee-Ann Jaykus

The Pennsylvania State University

Josephine Wee and Christopher Sigler

University of Delaware

Kali Kniel

University of Maryland

Abani Pradhan

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Jacob Lahne and Haibo Huang

West Virginia University



Area Meeting Location and Dates
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
April 3–4, 2020

Area Meeting Chairs

Jennifer Vuia-Riser and Joshua BrantleyUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville


Board Liaison

Lydia Schneider, University of Kentucky




Michigan State University

Linda Garrow

Purdue University

Jozef Kokini

The Ohio State University

Mary Kay Pohlschneider

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Terri Cummings

University of Kentucky

Dr. William Boatright

University of Tennessee Knoxville

Vermont Dia

Wayne State University

Suxuan XU

Area Meeting Location and Dates
Cornell University
March 27–28, 2020

Area Meeting Chair
Morgan Dickens, Cornell University

Board Liaison
Neeta Yousaf, Rutgers University




Cornell University

Christopher Loss

McGill University

Salwa Karbourne

Rutgers University,
the State University of New Jersey

Dr. Karl R. Matthews

University of Connecticut



University of Maine

Jason Bolton

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Matthew Moore

Area Meeting Location and Dates
Kansas State University
April 3–4, 2020

Area Meeting Chair 
Bade Tonyali, Kansas State University

Board Liaison
Bryan Quoc Le, University of Wisconsin-Madison




Iowa State University

Kathrine Gilbert

Kansas State University

Dr. Valentina Trinetta

North Dakota State University

Clifford Hall

South Dakota State University

Jessica Christoffer

Dr. Padu Krishnan

University of Guelph

Dr. Doug Goff

University of Minnesota

Sophie Held

Baraem Ismail

University of Missouri-Columbia

Dr. Ingolf Gruen

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Andreia Bianchini

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lexi Florac

Rich Hartel

Area Meeting Location and Dates
Oregon State University
March 27–28, 2020

Area Meeting Chair
Mary Graham, Oregon State University

Board Liaison
Jennifer Vuia-Riser, University of Tennessee-Knoxville




Brigham Young University

Micheal Dunn

Oregon State University

Elizabeth Tomasino

University of British Columbia

Patricia Hingston

University of California, Davis

Bwalya Lungu

University of Idaho

Dr. Brennan Smith

Utah State University

Dr. Marie Walsh

Washington State University

Frank Younce

Area Meeting Location and Dates
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
April 24–25, 2020

Area Meeting Chair
Viral Shukla, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Board Liaison

Janam Pandya, University of Massachusetts Amherst




California Polytechnic State 
University, Pomona
(Cal Poly Pomona)

Dr. Gabriel Davidov-Pardo

California Polytechnic State
University, San Luis Obispo
(Cal Poly SLO)

Amanda Lathrop

California State University, Fresno

Erin Dormedy

California State University, Long Beach

Cheryl Rock

California State University, Los Angeles

Sunil Mangalassary

California State University, Northridge

Rosalia Garcia-Torres

Chapman University

Dr. Anuradha Prakash

Area Meeting Location and Dates
Texas A&M University
Dallas, TX
April 2–3

Area Meeting Chair
Audrey de la Zerda, Texas A&M University

Board Liaison
Michael Diehl, Texas A&M University




Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral
Iana Lucía Cruz Mendoza
Galo Wenceslao Chuchuca Moran
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Querétaro


Louisiana State University

Joan King

Oklahoma State University

Ranjith Ramanathan

Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Monterrey

Dra. Rebeca María 
García Garcia

Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Querétaro

Rubén ZárragaAlcántar

Texas A&M University

Dr. Rebecca Creasy

University of Arkansas

Jaime Baum

University of Central Oklahoma

Dr. Kanika Bhargava

Area Meeting Location and Dates
Alabama A&M University
March 20–21, 2020

Area Meeting Chairs
Askia Dozier-Muhammad and Sanjog Sidhu, Alabama A&M University

Board Liaison
Zaquavis Willis, Alabama A&M University




Alabama A&M University

Askia Dozier-Muhammad

Dr. Josh Herring

Auburn University

Dr. Leonard Nathan Bell

Clemson University

Mississippi State University

Dr. Courtney Crist

Tuskegee University

Peyton Greenwood

Adelia Bovell-Benjamin

University of Florida

Herschel Johnson

University of Georgia

Laura Dunn

University of Puerto Rico

Nixzaliz Lamberty Borrero

Maria Plaza Delestre

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