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Students Vie for UK Visit in Video Competition

BY: Mary Ellen Kuhn
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Student videoA brand-new IFT16 competition sponsored by British research organization Campden BRI offers graduate students the chance to gain experience in what competition organizers describe as “scientific salesmanship.” Each entrant in the IFTSA Thesis Video Competition was invited to submit a video of three minutes or less in length describing his or her research in a fun, engaging way. Each student who participated also submitted a personal statement explaining why he or she should be chosen to visit Campden BRI and his or her plans to capture the experience via various social media channels.

Three finalists have been chosen, and the winner will be announced on Monday evening, July 18, at the IFT Student Assoc. Closing Ceremony. The finalists include Abbey Thiel of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Amadeus Driando Ahnan of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Maridel Reyes of Pennsylvania State University.

The creator of the most compelling video will have the opportunity to get a close-up perspective on the European food and drink industry via a 10-day trip to Campden BRI. The winner will get exposure to each of the major divisions within Campden BRI, which include science, technology, brewing, and knowledge management, and will focus on the areas that are most relevant to his or her area of study.

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