Meet your competition: IFT15 Student Competition Finalists

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IFT15 is just around the corner, and as always, the student competitions are some of the events that all attendees look forward to. Get ready to witness a battle of intellect in College Bowl, see how your colleagues decided to use insects in their Developing Solutions for Developing Countries product, and learn about new research at the Undergraduate Research Competition- among others! Congratulations to all the finalists listed below as they move on to compete at IFT15 in Chicago, IL!

College Bowl
Sponsored by Nestle Gerber and Nestle Purina

North Carolina State University, Central Atlantic Area
The Ohio State University, Midwest Area
Chapman University, Mountain West Area
Cornell University, North Atlantic Area
University of Minnesota, North Central Area
University of California, Davis, Pacific West Area
Texas A&M University, South Central Area
University of Georgia, Southeast Area

Developing Solutions for Developing Countries
International
Universidad de Costa Rica with Cricketa
Universidad de Costa Rica with Molibannann
Universiti Putra Malaysia with Coco-Wormy

USA/Canada
McGill University with Falamus Instant Mix
University of Massachusetts, Amherst with Meal Malade
University of Wisconsin-Madison with Nu Stew

Disney-IFTSA Product Development Competition
Sponsored by Disney Consumer Products

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with Build a Snowman Kit
Rutgers University with WhOlaf Grain Treats
University of Georgia with Olaf & Friends
University of Massachusetts Amherst with Cinderella’s Chicken and Veggie Bites
Virginia Tech with Nemo Pockets

IFTSA & MARS Product Development Competition
Sponsored by MARS Chocolate North America

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with RISE
Cornell University with Crunchia
McGill University with TiraVerde
Michigan State University with SuperBowl
Pennsylvania State University with Happy Vally-oli
University of Wisconsin-Madison with Cracker Smackers

Undergraduate Research
Diego Casas from Texas Tech University
Research: “Mechanisms of inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes by Lactic Acid Bacteria”

Skarleth Chinchilla from Texas Tech University
Research: “Salmonella Prevalence on hides, carcasses, and lymph nodes of cattle fed diets derived from Honduran by-Products for sustainability of the beef system”

Daniel Finkenaur from Louisiana State University
Research: “A development of lyophilized alginate microcapsules coated with egg white protein for enhancing viability of Lactobacillus reuteri”

Meredith Kuchera from Washington State University
Research: “Consumer Acceptance of a Polyphenol-Enriched Coffee Beverage”

Katie Smoot from Washington State University
Research: “Sensory and Chemical Analysis of a Grape Pomace Flour-Fortified Coffee Beverage”

Elvira Sukamtoh from University of Massachusetts Amherst
Research: “Effects and Mechanisms of Curcumin on Lymphangiogenesis in vitro”

IFT Global Student Innovation Challenge
Sponsored by Tate & Lyle

Ryan Murphy, Purdue University with InGlu Tech
Shintaro Pang, University of Massachusetts Amherst with ChiaTek
Hanyu Yangcheng, Iowa State University with KIK-Food Stabilizer System

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Science Meets Food

The IFT Student Association (IFTSA) is a forward-looking, student-governed community of IFT members. Through competitions, scholarships, networking, and leadership opportunities, you’ll set yourself apart from your classmates (unless they’re members too).

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