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IFTSA Excellence in Leadership Award Winners Announced

The 2013 IFT Student Association (IFTSA) Excellence in Leadership Award winners were announced during the IFT Awards Celebration on July 13. The graduate winner is Anna D’Souza Palaparthi, graduate student at Rutgers. The undergraduate winner is Jay… Read more

July 17, 2013 2:08 pm Kelly Hensel no comments

IFTSA Student Competition Winners

University of Minnessota

Congratulations to all the IFT Student Association 2013 Competition Winners! And thanks to all the finalist teams that participated. Product Development Competition, sponsored by Mars: 1st place: Cornell University—Squashetti 2nd place:… Read more

July 16, 2013 11:24 am Kelly Hensel 4 comments

Feeding Tomorrow Awards Student Travel Grants

Travel Grant Winners

By Liska Radachi Congratulations to the 10 students receiving travel grants to IFT13!  The travel grants, provided by Feeding Tomorrow, help these students attend the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo to further their studies and to take… Read more

July 16, 2013 8:00 am no comments

Fun Run Racers Hit Their Stride, Raise $100,000

Fun Run

By: Liska Radachi More than 600 runners converged in Grant Park this morning for the 13th Annual IFTSA and Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run and Walk to raise money to support Feeding Tomorrow’s scholarship fund. The morning began bright and early with… Read more

July 15, 2013 12:10 pm 4 comments

Poppy Award Winners Announced

John Ruff and Michael Freund

The Poppys are back for the second year. This year we charged IFT members to create a short video on what’s fun about food science. And, as opposed to last year, we divided the competition into two categories–Students and Industry. The winners were… Read more

July 14, 2013 1:14 pm Kelly Hensel 2 comments

Four Must-See Products & Technologies

013 IFT-Innovation Award

At Sunday morning’s opening general session of the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo®, IFT President-Elect Janet Collins and President-Elect designate Mary Ellen Camire announced and presented four… Read more

July 14, 2013 10:30 am Bob Swientek 1 comment

Students Make Some New Product Magic

The hard work and innovative ideas of student product developers mix with the magic of Disney in the fifth annual Disney—IFTSA Product Development Competition: Nutritious Foods for Kids. Each year, this competition invites student teams to come… Read more

July 14, 2013 8:00 am Mary Ellen Kuhn 2 comments

Winning Product Concepts for a Worthy Cause

Talk about a win-win situation. Each year food science students put their product development skills to work for a worthy cause in the Developing Solutions for Developing Nations Competition now in its fifth year. Not only are student competitors… Read more

July 14, 2013 8:00 am Mary Ellen Kuhn no comments

Product Development Prowess in the Spotlight

From whimsical product names to well-conceived formulations, student food scientists are once again showing they’ve got what it takes to compete in the real world of food and beverage product development. It’s all part of the annual IFT Student… Read more

July 14, 2013 8:00 am Mary Ellen Kuhn no comments

Kenneth Swartzel Receives Appert Award

Kenneth R. Swartzel

Kenneth R. Swartzel, CFS, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University, was honored as the recipient of the 2013 Nicholas Appert Award on Saturday, July 13, at… Read more

July 13, 2013 8:41 pm Kelly Hensel no comments

Phi Tau Sigma & IFT Honor Top Students in Division Posters

On Saturday afternoon, Phi Tau Sigma and IFT paid tribute and awarded student finalists of the division poster competition. Students from many universities across the globe received certificates and awards in various categories based on the division… Read more

July 13, 2013 8:20 pm Bob Swientek no comments

2013 IFT Fellows

Ashim Datta

Fellow is a unique professional distinction conferred on individuals with outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience for their contributions to the food science and technology field. The nominee must have been an IFT member for 15… Read more

July 13, 2013 4:30 pm Kelly Hensel 4 comments

Chefs Turn Up the Heat on the Food Expo Floor


New this year, IFT will showcase exhibitors’ products through innovation and cooking demonstrations in our new “Cooking Up Science” Theater—Booth 4748. Each day of the IFT Food Expo, chefs will showcase how exhibitor-sponsored ingredients… Read more

July 13, 2013 10:04 am Kelly Hensel no comments

Run or Walk for Student Scholarships


Some things never change. In the case of the IFT Student Association/Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run & Walk, every year the weather is always warm but the 600+ runners/walkers always have a blast. The 5K/3.1 mile run/walk 12th Annual Fun Run & Walk… Read more

July 8, 2013 2:05 pm Kelly Hensel no comments