High Schoolers Explore Food Security

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison is pleased to host the eighth annual World Food Prize Wisconsin Youth Institute, which will be held virtually on April 11.

This program gives Wisconsin high school students in grades 9-12 an opportunity to engage virtually with leading researchers, industry experts, and fellow students on the topic of world hunger and poverty. To participate in the Wisconsin Youth Institute, students must submit a paper about a global food security issue that they research and write under the supervision of a teacher/mentor.

During the event, students present their research and recommendations on ways to solve key global challenges in short speeches and small group discussions with experts. They interact with state leaders and innovators who are working to improve food security around the world, and they connect with student leaders from across Wisconsin to share ideas and identify solutions.

The top students at the Wisconsin Youth Institute will be invited to attend the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute held in conjunction with the World Food Prize International Symposium in October. Participating students are eligible for internships and fellowships. Educators who attend the Global Youth Institute have the opportunity to participate in professional development programming.

The deadline to submit papers is March 25. There is no cost to participate in the Wisconsin Youth Institute.

See more information on the Wisconsin Youth Institute, including research paper guidelines and event registration: go.wisc.edu/wisconsinyouthinstitute

For more information, contact Lauryn Christianson at [email protected] or 608-890-3124.