For the second year, Feeding Tomorrow brought four students from Girls, Inc. of Orange County to the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo as part of the foundation’s Food4Thought initiative. This food science immersion program gives high school students the opportunity to see food science in action and learn about various food science related careers.
IFT members in Chicago were invited to participate in the Museum of Science and Industry’s first annual Hot Jobs, Cool Careers career fair for STEM fields during the first weekend of October. Over twenty IFT members staffed the IFT table throughout the weekend, greeting thousands of children and parents, introducing them to future careers, and helping them to catch the food science spirit!
Thank you to all of the students who applied for scholarships this year! Applications for Feeding Tomorrow Scholarships will be available again in the Fall! This year, Feeding Tomorrow awarded over $160,000 to the most outstanding IFT student members. Feeding Tomorrow scholarships are available exclusively to IFT student members. Your IFTSA membership allows you to apply for our general food science scholarships, as well as specialized scholarships with specific academic focuses, such as food engineering, flavor chemistry, or nutraceuticals.
Ariel Buehler is the recipient of the inaugural Evan Turek Memorial Scholarship and Kraft Foods Internship.
Feeding Tomorrow received a donation from the IFT Minnesota Section 2012 Silent Auction.
The 2012 Summer Scholars Program participants have been named.