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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

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



2017 NZIFST / CREST STUDENT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE NEWS:

Results - 2017 NZIFST/CREST SPDC - Auckland
Results of the 2017 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge - Auckland
By Jenny Dee.
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Results - 2017 NZIFST/CREST SPDC Lower North Is. and Dunedin
Results of the 2017 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge - Lower North Island and Dunedin
By Jenny Dee.
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Massey University provides professional development for food tec...
In March, the Massey University School of Food and Nutrition ran a one day professional development course for food technology and science teachers who are supervising students doing the 2017 NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge.
By Jenny Dee
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Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships for Women in Technology...
Professors Emeriti Dick and Mary Earle made a huge contribution to developing the biotechnology and food technology degrees at Massey University in the 1960s. Their contribution to the industry continues: in 2008, they established the Edna Waddell Scholarships to encourage women to study engineering and technology.
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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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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

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