The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 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, and Latin America.

In the summer of 2018, twenty-four interns were selected to travel to Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, and Taiwan 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 that will be posted later this year. To learn more about the research centers, click on the links below.

Christina Allen

Burke, VA

ICIPE-African Insect Science for Food and Health in Nairobi, KENYA

Allen's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Eli Arbogast

Oberlin, OH

EARTH University in San Jose, COSTA RICA

Arbogast's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

 

Molly Carroll

Plymouth, MN

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in El Batán, MEXICO

Carrol's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Alisa Evans

Accokeek, MD

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, KENYA

Evan's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Rohan Freedman

Cape Elizabeth, ME

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

Freedman's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Hermela Gebremariam

Fairfield, IA

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Patancheru, INDIA 

Gebremariam's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Kaci Ginn

Olin, IA

International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, PERU

Ginn's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Amelia Givan

West Lafayette, IN

Hormel Foods Inc/CeSSIAM in Sololá, GUATEMALA

Givan's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Cassie He

College Station, TX

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, PHILIPPINES

He's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Gabrielle Henrichs

DuBoise, PA

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, NEPAL

Henrichs's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Hannah Jo

Bear, DE

China National Hybrid Rice Research & Development Center (CNHRRDC) in Changsha, CHINA

Jo's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Colton Ketcham

Danville, IA

ICIPE-African Insect Science for Food and Health in Nairobi, KENYA

Ketcham's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Kahyun Koh

San Diego, CA

The S.M Sehgal Foundation in Gurgaon, INDIA

Koh's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Chase Krug

Marion, IA

The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC)- Regional Center for South Asia in Patancheru, INDIA

Krug's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Lane Kunzie

Corydon, IA

The WorldFish Center in Penang, MALAYSIA 

Kunzie's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Charles Mahoney

Bradenton, FL

Peking University in Beijing, CHINA

Mahoney's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

JayEven McGee

Benson, MN

Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) in Londrina, BRAZIL

McGee's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Jaxon Mullinnix

Lone Tree, IA

EARTH University in San Jose, COSTA RICA

Mullinnix's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Natalie Napolitano

Leetsdale, PA

M.S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in Chennai, INDIA 

Napolitano's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Elijah Ortiz

Belleville, NJ

China Agricultural University (CAU) in Beijing, CHINA

Ortiz's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Tyler Reid

Accokeek, MD

The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) in Tainan, TAIWAN

Reid's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Indira Roy

Chatham, NJ

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in El Batán, MEXICO

Roy's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Sydney Sherer

Pisgah, IA

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, KENYA

Sherer's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

Olivia Tidwell

Sioux City, IA

The S.M Sehgal Foundation in Gurgaon, INDIA

Tidwell's Research Paper, Scientific Poster, & Blog

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