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From Undergraduate to Product Development Technologist
In late November 2010, Heinz Wattie's Ltd employed 6 Food Science and Technology graduates. 3 from Otago University and 3 from Massey University. All 6 are working as Product Development Technologists in various areas of the business.
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2011 Food Industry visits - Hawke's Bay
2011 is the International Year of Chemistry, and in support of this event, Futureintech Ambassadors in Hawke's Bay have been talking to science students about the application of chemistry in the food industry, and organisations have hosted visits by senior students and their teachers and careers advisers.
By Jenny Dee.
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Te Puke High School students visit NZIFST Conference
Report from Te Puke High School PD Challenge students who attended the NZIFST Conference, 29 June 2011.
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An Asado Barbecue
On the 29th of March approximately 60 members and students gathered for an Asado BBQ at Massey University. On a stunning afternoon, members gathered around the fire to meet one another, catch up and admire the Asado experience. This event was organized as a welcome to new students and as a networking event for existing members.
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Wellington Cheese Making and Tasting with Andrew Legg
Andrew Legg gave a fascinating technical presentation and discussion on the art and science of cheese to eighteen people or so gathered at the FSANZ office, Wellington on Friday 25 February.
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Honey New Zealand Tour & Tasting
The February Branch meeting of New Zealand Institute of food science and Technology was hosted by Honey New Zealand. An enjoyable presentation and tour of the warehouse and production facilities was enjoyed by 40 members.
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From Product Development Challenge to career in food technology
Kate Morris, St Kentigern College
Futureintech Ambassadors' support of students is of benefit to both the students and the food industry; here is another success story.
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Hot Fa Kofta at the Auckland Marathon
The Hot Fa Kofta team from Carmel College, who developed a lamb kofta for the 2010 NZIFST/CREST Product Development Challenge, were invited to provide their product at the Auckland Marathon on 31 October.
By Fiona Greig
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Molecular Gastronomy Video Conference
On Wednesday the 6th October, we trialed something experimental for an NZIFST event, a lecture on Molecular Gastronomy was presented by Dr F. Riblet co-director of ‘Le Jardin Expérimental' via Video Conference with Switzerland which was fed simultaneously to six branch locations: Auckland, Hamilton, Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch. Nationally, over 150 members attended this event.
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2010 NZIFST/CREST Student Food Science Competition in Dunedin
(29 Nov 2010) Four secondary schools teams from the Dunedin area entered the 2010 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge. Here are some team photos, and their project posters, courtesy of CREST.
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2010 NZIFST/CREST Student PD Challenge - Auckland
(29 Nov 2010) Nine secondary schools teams from the Auckland region entered the 2010 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge. Here are some team photos, and their project posters, courtesy of CREST.
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2010 NZIFST/CREST Student PD Challenge - Lower North Island
(29 Nov 2010) Four secondary schools teams from the Lower North Island region entered the 2010 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge. Here are some team photos, and their project posters, courtesy of CREST.
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“Biochemical Engineering Research”
On 17 August, Waikato NZIFST members and friends were invited to Waikato University to meet research students in the Biochemical Engineering Group and to hear presentations on their specialist areas of research.
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“Filtration”
On 9 June, sixteen NZIFST members and friends were given an interesting presentation by Colin Pitt, Pall Corporation, which preceded the AGM.
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2010 NZIFST/CREST Student PD Challenge winners
The results of the three regional 2010 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenges were announced in October.
By Jenny Dee
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