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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.

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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

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:

Mentoring senior school students a win win situation for stude...
In 2009, when she was in Year 12 at Saint Kentigern College, Kate Morris participated in the NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge. Kate's team was mentored by Shelley Banham, a Product Development Technologist from Griffins Foods. Seven years and a food technology degree later, Kate's now working with Shelley, as a Product Development Technologist at Griffins.
- by Jenny Dee.
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From Product Development Challenge to Product Development Techno...
One of the highlights of the NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge is following the careers of students who have done the Challenge and subsequently chosen to study food science, technology or engineering at university.
- By Jenny Dee.
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Results - 2016 NZIFST/CREST SPDC - Lower North Island
Results of the 2016 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge in the Lower North Island
By Jenny Dee.
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Results - 2016 NZIFST/CREST SPDC - Waikato & South Island
Results of the 2016 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge Waikato & South Island.
By Jenny Dee.
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Results - 2016 NZIFST/CREST SPDC - Auckland
Results of the 2016 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge in Auckland. Judging of the Auckland Challenge was hosted by the Auckland branch of NZIFST and Saint Kentigern College on 22 September.
By Jenny Dee.
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The benefits of the Challenge to food technology students
Sandy Goonan, HOD Technology at Carmel College, has been involved with the NZIFST/ CREST Student Product Development Challenge since 2009.
- By Jenny Dee
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Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Technology...
Professors Emeriti Dick and Mary Earle, who made a huge contribution to developing the biotechnology and food technology degrees at Massey University in the 1960s, established the Edna Waddell Scholarships in 2008, to encourage women to study engineering and technology.
By Jenny Dee.
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Otago students benefit from NZIFST/CREST Student Product Develop...
Three students, who completed the NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge whilst at school, are now at the University of Otago studying Food Science or Consumer Food Science.
By Jenny Dee.
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The NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge - authent...
(11 June 2015) When we designed the NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge seven years ago, our goals included providing participating students with an authentic experience of what product development technologists in the food industry do, and in doing so, giving them an insight into what a career in our industry could involve. Feedback from teachers and students indicates that the Challenge is achieving these goals.
By Jenny Dee.
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From Student PD Challenge to a career in the food industry
Article from 2011 SPD Challenge student Frankie Moull
By Frankie Moull.
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Three ex-Challenge students have recently completed their Massey...
Recently three more students who did the NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge whilst at school, finished their Massey University degrees.
- by Jenny Dee.
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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