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2016 IFTSA Student Competition Winners

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

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!

2015 IFTSA Student Competition Winners

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Congratulations to all the IFT Student Association 2015 Competition Winners! And thanks to all the finalist teams that participated.

Product Development Competition, sponsored by Mars Chocolate North America:

  • 1st place: McGill University—TiraVerde
    Inspired by classic tiramisu, TiraVerde is a green, satisfying rendition that is packed with avocados. This decadent, healthy snack is a convenient pick-me-up with added protein and fiber.
  • 2nd place: Michigan State University—Souperbowl
  • 3rd place: Pennsylvania State University— Happy Valley-oli

Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition:

Domestic:

  • 1st place: McGill University— Falamus Instant Mix
    Falamus Instant Mix
    is a nutrient dense flour used to instantly prepare hummus or falafels, and intends to alleviate malnutrition in Syrian refugee camps.
  • 2nd place: University of Wisconsin, Madison—Nu Stew
  • 3rd place: University of Massachusetts—Meal-malade

International:

  • 1st place: University of Costa Rica—Cricketa
    Cricketa is a cookie snack with cricket flour and sweet potato puree; source of protein, iron, and vitamin A for Costa Rican children.
  • 2nd place: University of Costa Rica—Molibannann
  • 3rd place: Universiti Putra Malaysia—Coco-Wormy

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

  • Grand prize: Cal Poly—Build A Snowman Kit
  • 1st place: University of Georgia—Snow Snacks

Global Student Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Tate & Lyle

  • 1st place: Hanyu Yangcheng (Iowa State University)—KIK-Food Stabilizer System
    A blend of natural hydrocolloids that add to the body, provides stability, improves mouthfeel, and enhances sweetness for low-fat dairy desserts
  • 2nd place: Shintaro Pang (University of Massachusetts Amherst)—ChiaTek
  • 3rd place: Ryan Murphy (Purdue University)—InGluTech

Chapter of the Year:

  • Chapter of the Year—University of Wisconsin, Madison

Undergraduate Research Paper Competition:

  • 1st place: Daniel Finkenaur (Louisiana State University)—“A development of lyophilized alginate microcapsules coated with egg white protein for enhancing viability of Lactobacillus reuteri
  • 2nd place: Elvira Sukamtoh (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • 3rd place: Meredith Kuchera (Washington State University)

Excellence in Leadership:

  • Graduate: Suzy Hammons (Purdue University)
  • Undergraduate: Sarah Tensa (Oregon State University)

College Bowl winner: North Carolina State University

Thanks again to all of our sponsors!

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