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2016 IFTSA Student Competition Winners

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Congratulations to all the IFT Student Association 2016 Competition Winners! And thanks to all the finalist teams that participated.


26th Annual IFTSA & MARS Product Development Competition:

  • 1st place: McGill University—Rephyll
    Rephyll is a reinvention of a full day’s serving of vegetables in the form of a juicy patty that replicates the sensory and cooking experience of beef.
  • 2nd place: Michigan State University—YerBagel
  • 3rd place: University of Wisconsin, Madison—Qeen-Yos

Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition, sponsored by Tate & Lyle:

  • 1st place: McGill University—Fitamin Multimeal
    Fitamin Multimeal is a ready-to-eat stew made of lentils, tuna, skim milk powder, tahini, carrots, and tomatoes with added eggshell powder to boost the calcium content. A portion of the stew—which is targeted to pregnant women in Yemen—can be combined with flour to make flatbread.
  • 2nd place: Universidad de Costa Rica—Hamilk
  • 3rd place: Rutgers University—MagiCal

Disney–IFTSA Product Development Competition, sponsored by Disney Consumer Products:

  • Grand prize: University of Massachusetts, Amherst—Elsa’s Oat Flurries
    Elsa’s Oat Flurries are a combination of frozen Greek yogurt, fruit puree, and whole grain oats.
  • 1st place: Penn State University—Rey’s Rations Jakku Juice Orb
  • Honorary Mentions: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo—BB-8 bites
    Rutgers University—BB8 Light Bites
    University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez—Droidsicles

Undergraduate Research Paper Competition:

  • 1st place: Samantha Van Wees
  • 2nd place: Genevieve Sullivan
  • 3rd place: Menghan Shi

IFTSA Thesis Video Competition, sponsored by Campden BRI:

  • Amadeus “Ando” Ahnan, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Excellence in Leadership award:

  • Graduate recipient: John Frelka, Ohio State University
  • Undergraduate recipient: Morgan Von Staden, Mississippi State University

Chapter of the Year:

  • Chapter of the Year—University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Outstanding Chapter in Public Outreach: University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Outstanding Chapter in Membership Experience: McGill University
  • Outstanding Chapter in Organizational Growth: the University of California – Davis
  • Outstanding Chapter in National Engagement: California State Polytechnic University – Pomona

College Bowl, sponsored by the Nestle Purina Petcare Company:

  • First place: University of California, Davis
  • Runner up: Purdue University

Thanks again to all of our sponsors!

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