IFT18 – IFTSA Global Challenge – IFST student grant opportunity

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Apply now to participate in the international student challenge event at IFT18, Chicago, IL, USA, 15-18 July 2018.

After the success of the IFT’s Student Association Global Challenge in 2017 - when two University of Reading students were sponsored by IFST to attended IFT17 in Las Vegas - we are offering the opportunity for two more IFST student members to take part in 2018!

IFT’s Student Association, IFTSA, is again organising the event bringing together students from around the world to participate in a brand new ‘global challenge’ event*.  We are offering up to two IFST student places including:

  • Free accommodation for 4 nights in Chicago
  • Free access to IFT18 in Chicago (15-18 July)
  • Free travel provided by IFT
  • Participation in the IFTSA Global Challenge* event as outlined.

We are looking for up to two highly enthusiastic and motivated IFST student members to participate in this event as IFST student representatives.

Applications by 23 March 2018, 17.00.

Are you passionate about food innovation? Do you like to think on your feet?  Eager to meet other students from around the globe?  Apply now.

*IFTSA Global Challenge

The IFTSA Global Challenge develops an intensive learning environment at the IFT annual meeting to give students a real-life laboratory to discover solutions, apply theory to practice, and ultimately understand how global collaboration will advance innovation in the science of the food.

Participants are organised into teams, presented with a case study that is representative of a pressing global food issue, and challenged to develop solutions using the vast knowledge available through the over 100 scientific educational sessions and 1,000 exhibitors at the food expo.

In addition to having access to the world’s largest conference on the science of food, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops specifically designed to help you get the most out of the event now and into the future.

Teams will receive guidance from experienced mentors and will be composed of students from around the globe.