The World Food Prize

2015 Borlaug-Ruan Interns

AN ALL-EXPENSE-PAID, EIGHT-WEEK HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE, the prestigious Borlaug-Ruan International Internship provides exceptional high school students the opportunity to work with world renowned scientists and policymakers at leading research centers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

In the summer of 2015, twenty-three interns were selected to travel to Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, and Turkey to get a firsthand view of pressing food security and nutritional problems in poverty-stricken areas and take part in ground-breaking field and laboratory-based research.

Each intern develops a research report documenting their personal experiences and the outcomes of their research projects, will be posted later this year. To learn more about the research centers, click on the links below.

 

Anna Barr 
Kellogg, IA 
 
 
Jessica-Lena Bohlin 
LaPorte, IN 
 
 
Isiah Brandt 
Sumner, IA 
 

Trevor Clemens 
What Cheer, IA 
 
 
Mariah Cox 
Chillicothe, OH
 
Gabrielle DiRusso 
Middletown, DE
 
 

 
Erin Hammond 
Alexandra Hoey
Colombus, OH
 
Jerome Jacobsen 
Mahtomedi, MN 
 
 
Joshua Lee 
Chula Vista, CA 
 
Fabion Leon 
Nicholasville, KY 
 
Precious Listana 
San Francisco, CA 
 
 
Edwin Belton Moore 
Red Springs, NC 
 
 
Paige Myers 
Boone, IA
 
Madeline Poole 
Chicago, IL 
 
Preethi Reddi 
Shenandoah, IA 
 
 

Samantha Reicks 
New Hampton, IA 

Mark Sabol 
Ovid, NY 
 
 

Sweta Sudhir 
Cedar Rapids, IA 

International Maize &
Wheat Improvement Center
(CIMMYT)      in Ankara, TURKEY

 

 

Elliot Suiter 
Johnston, IA

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)                                       in Beijing, CHINA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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