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Events, Awards & Competitions

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The Art of Science Translation competition paired three finalists—Courtney Schlossareck, Amy DeJong, and Matthew Teegarden—with an IFT Food Science Communicator, who acted as a mentor to help them prepare for the competition, which took place on June 3, at the IFT Central booth.

Congratulations to all the IFT Student Association 2019 competition winners! And thanks to all the finalist teams that participated.

The creator of an innovative postharvest produce wash solution clinches the top prize in the annual IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge competition. Heliponix wins the People’s Choice Award.

The Achievement Awards recognize IFT members (teams or individuals) for remarkable contributions in research, applications, and service in the food science and technology industry.
The three winning innovations enhance food safety, product visual appeal, and ingredient sustainability.
First given in 1970, the IFT Fellow designation recognizes exemplary contributions to the field of food science and technology.
Student winners in the division poster competition were recognized on Sunday afternoon at the Phi Tau Sigma and IFT Division Competition Awards Ceremony in La Nouvelle Ballroom.
Back for its second year, the IFTSA Smart Snacks for Kids Competition challenges students to develop a fun and nutritious food or beverage product targeted at kids and/or teens.
This year, students competing in the Developing Solutions for Developing Countries have been asked to create a nutritious food product that addresses at least two of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), excluding the “zero hunger” SDG.
Now in its 29th year, the IFTSA & Mars Product Development Competition requires student teams to develop a new food product and take it from concept stage through production and marketing, in the same way that a commercial product development team would.