Extracurricular Activities Available
The following organizations and activities allow students to network with other students and food industry professionals:
Food Science Club
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Bonneville Section of IFT
IFT Annual Meeting
Each year the department provides travel grants for students to apply for this trip! For more information, please contact Dr. Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org
IFT College Bowl
Since the competition’s inception in 1985, BYU has won four times -- in 1992, 1997, 2005 and 2012. (BYU News) In 2019, BYU won the regional College Bowl held on BYU campus and competed with other schools in July in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Each semester Dr. Laura Jefferies teaches a one credit College Bowl class to help students prepare for the competition. For more information, please contact Dr. Laura Jefferies at email@example.com
IAFP International Association For Food Protection
FDA and USDA play a big role in this meeting as they are the main agency that ensure the safety aspect of food to protect consumers.
In 2019, two teams from the BYU Food Science program presented their research posters on Food Adulteration in Infant Formula and Spore-forming bacteria in dairy powder processing in Louisville, Kentucky mentored by Dr. Brad Taylor and Dr. Frost Steele.
Product Development Team
This team works to develop new food products to submit to various competitions. Contact Dr. Mike Dunn, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Possible competitions include:
- Danisco Knowledge Award (Entry form due Jan 15th)
- California Almonds Are In Almond Innovations Contest (Proposals due Nov 5th)
- IFTSA Product Development Competition (Preliminary proposals due Feb 15th)
- IMPA Idaho Milk Processors’ Association
Undergraduate Research Paper Competition
This competition is organized by IFTSA and open to any undergraduate students who have conducted original research. Students must submit an abstract of their research. The top six finalists will give an oral presentation of their research at the IFT Annual Meeting.