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2017 IFTSA Student Competition Winners

July 13, 2017

Congratulations to all the IFT Student Association 2017 Competition Winners! And thanks to all the finalist teams that participated.


27th Annual IFTSA & MARS Product Development Competition:

  • 1st place: Cornell University—Jack’d Jerky
    Jack’d Jerky is a vegan jerky that serves as a better-for-you, on-the-go snack packed with the fresh flavor of a summer garden.
  • 2nd place: Michigan State University—Bazza Bar
  • 3rd place: University of Wisconsin, Madison—RiseUp

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

  • 1st place: University of Costa Rica—Guini
  • 2nd place: Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia)—P-Noodle
  • 3rd place: Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia)—Chinut

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

  • Grand prize: Pennsylvania State University—Snow White's Apple Delights
    Snow White’s Apple Delights is an apple wafer and fruit leather sandwich product.
  • 1st place: University of Guelph—The Chosen Bun
  • Honorary Mentions: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo—Beary Brave Adventure Packs
    Michigan State University—Belle’s Storybook Waffles
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—Pride PAWps

Undergraduate Research Paper Competition:

  • 1st place: Anya Kwan (Harvey Mudd College)
  • 2nd place: Dean Hauser (Cornell University)
  • 3rd place: Ana Schmenk (The Ohio State University)

IFTSA Thesis Video Competition, sponsored by Campden BRI:

  • Zachary Cartwright, Washington State University

Excellence in Leadership award:

  • Graduate recipient: Shantrell Willis, Alabama A&M University
  • Undergraduate recipient: Laura Borovilos, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Chapter of the Year:

  • Chapter of the Year—Rutgers University
  • Outstanding Chapter in Public Outreach—Cornell University
  • Outstanding Chapter in Membership Experience—Cal Poly Pomona
  • Outstanding Chapter in Organizational Growth—Rutgers University
  • Outstanding Chapter in National Engagement—North Carolina State University

College Bowl:

  • 1st place: Pennsylvania State University
  • 2nd place: University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • 3rd place: University of California–Davis 

Thanks again to all of our sponsors!