|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. https://royalsociety.org.nz/news/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: https://royalsociety.org.nz/news/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
2018 NZIFST / CREST STUDENT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE NEWS:
Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Technology and Engineering (pdf)
Professors Emeriti Dick and Mary Earle made a huge contribution to developing the biotechnology and food technology degrees, respectively, at Massey University in the 1960s.
By Jenny Dee.
Massey University provides professional development for food technology and science teachers, 2018
In April, the Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology ran a one day professional development course for food technology and science teachers who are supervising students doing the 2018 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge.
By Jenny Dee.
2017 NZIFST / CREST STUDENT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE NEWS:
2017 Student PD Challenge reports and posters .
2016 Student PD Challenge reports and posters .
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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2017 STUDENT PD CHALLENGE POSTERS
Auckland International College - Shrek Bar
Baradene College - Lactose Free
Baradene College - Te Kirimi
Carmel College - Blushing Brownie
Carmel College - Cake Me Away
Carmel College - For Goodness Cake
Carmel College - How Low Can You Yo
Carmel College - Kumara Kai
Diocesan School for Girls - Better Bagels
Diocesan School for Girls - Blueberry Butter
Diocesan School for Girls - Kumara Brownie Cheesecake
Massey High - Coconut Chilli Chicken Bites
Massey High: - Classic Chicken Cannelloni
Saint Kentigern College - Gingerbread Butter
Saint Kentigern College - Iron Girl
Saint Kentigern College - Kiwi Mix
Saint Kentigern College - Manuka Brew
Saint Kentigern College - Protein Punch
Saint Kentigern College - Smoooth Custard
Saint Kentigern College - Zoe’s Kiwifruit Chips
Te Kura Māori o Nga Tapuwae - Sauce-a-licious
Westlake Boys High - Moolassie
Lower North Island & Dunedin
Napier Girls High School - Serious Flavour
Otago Boys High - Proateam (Poster and disclosure of names withheld)
Palmerston North Boys High School - Whey Cool
Wellington High School - White Chocolate
Woodford House - Mozoly Aioli
Woodford House - Te Mata Sauce