|NZIFST / CREST Student Product Development Challenge
Secondary schools competition for teams developing new food products
Jointly organised by NZIFST and CREST (Royal Society of New Zealand), the Student Product Development Challenge gives teams of senior secondary school students the experience of exploring creative solutions to practical, food science and technology problems and questions, working with food industry mentors, in the development of an innovative new food product.
As well as NZIFST and CREST, the Challenge is supported by Futureintech (IPENZ), Massey University, University of Otago, Lincoln University, the various food-related Crown Research Institutes and the wider food industry.
CREST is the Royal Society of New Zealand’s awards scheme designed to encourage students to be innovative, creative, and to problem solve in science and technology. CREST projects can also help provide the evidence for NCEA assessment and can be used as entries to regional science and technology fairs and other such competitions. Participants in the Student Product Development Challenge can achieve the prestigious Team Silver CREST awards on completion of their projects and meeting CREST critieria. Since CREST is aligned with NCEA, many of the students are also able to achieve Technology credits for their Challenge work.
You can read details about projects students have entered into the NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge, on the Technology Online website.
Factory quality biscuits: http://technology.tki.org.nz/Resources/Student-showcases/Food-technology-and-Biotechnology/Factory-quality-biscuits
Breakfast replacement cookie: http://technology.tki.org.nz/Resources/Student-showcases/Food-technology-and-Biotechnology/Professional-cookie-development
Dairy-based sports drink: http://technology.tki.org.nz/Resources/Student-showcases/Food-technology-and-Biotechnology/C-Monster-Award-winning-sports-drink
Sports bar: http://technology.tki.org.nz/Resources/Student-showcases/Food-technology-and-Biotechnology/Racey-Recovery-sports-bar
Biodegradable planter pots: http://technology.tki.org.nz/Resources/Student-showcases/Resistant-Materials-other/Grain-Brains-Biodegradable-planter-pots
2016 Technology Scholarship for NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenger: Congratulations to Tajpreet Padda from Woodford House School, who was awarded a 2016 Technology Scholarship. Tajpreet and her teammates Caitlin Maiorana and Catie Nettlingham were participants in the 2016 NZIFST CREST Student Product Development Challenge. http://royalsociety.org.nz/2017/03/27/2016-technology-scholarship-for-nzifstcrest-student-product-development-challenger/
From CREST to Graduate Programme - From her introduction to the idea of food technology and the application of science in practical and real world situations as part of the 2010 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge, Morgan Christy-Jones has gone on to study towards a Bachelor of Food Technology at Massey University, and was accepted into the Fonterra Technical Graduate Programme, where she is now working towards a Masters of Food Technology: http://royalsociety.org.nz/2017/02/22/from-crest-to-graduate-programme/
Students discuss the context of their projects, and the issues they faced. Student 1 did the 2014 Challenge, mentored by Sarah Beaton from Hawkins Watts: http://technology.tki.org.nz/Videos/Food-technology-in-years-11-13/My-context-and-issue
A student who did the 2012 Challenge, mentored by Steph Jones from Goodman Fielder, talks about her career pathways: http://technology.tki.org.nz/Videos/Food-technology-in-years-11-13/A-year-13-student-talks-about-her-career-pathways
2016 NZIFST / CREST STUDENT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE NEWS:
2015 Student PD Challenge reports and posters .
2014 Student PD Challenge reports and posters .
2013 Student PD Challenge reports and posters .
2012 Student PD Challenge reports and posters .
2011 Student PD Challenge reports and posters .
2010 Student PD Challenge reports and posters .
2009 Student PD Challenge reports and posters.
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2016 STUDENT PD CHALLENGE POSTERS
Upper North Island
Carmel College – Rocky Road Works
Carmel College – Hungry Hikers
Carmel College – Fudge
Carmel College – Pop and Co
Carmel College – Mr Veggie
Carmel College – Voyage
Epsom Girls – No Added Sugar Cupcakes
Massey High – Sugar Free Ice Cream
Massey High – Fat free, Dairy-based Frozen Dessert
Rosmini – Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream
St Kentigern – Hydro Melon
St Kentigern – Cocoberry
TKM O Ngatapuwae – Kahui Tangata / Crunch Bunch
Westlake Boys – Blooming Flower
Lower North Island
Inglewood – Gluten Free Cheese Savouries
Napier Girls High – ProdJUICR’s
Palmerston North Girls High – Yo Go
Samuel Marsden – Dry Ingredient Savoury Pancake Mix
Wellington High – Mellifera
Wellington High – Brown and Co.
Woodford House – Nutritious Frozen Snack
Waikato and Dunedin
Hauraki Plains – Cold Pressed Fruit
Logan Park High School – Local Sparks
Te Awamutu – Mozzarella
Te Awamutu – Cheese Weasles
Tuakau – Get Roasted