The World Food Prize Foundation

2020 Borlaug-Ruan Interns

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 2020, thirteen interns were selected for a virtual internship with research centers in China, India, Kenya, Taiwan and Uganda 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.These reports are posted below each intern's name. To learn more about the research centers, click on the corresponding links.  

Andrew Berley

Denver, NC

China Agricultural University in Beijing, CHINA

Berley's Research Paper & Video

Allison Chhay

Chicago, IL

World Vegetable Center in Tainan, TAIWAN

Chhay's Research Paper & Video

 

Amanda Dougherty

Epworth, IA

M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai, INDIA

Dougherty's Research Paper & Video

Shantal Hernandez

Ankeny, IA

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi, KENYA

Hernandez's Research Paper & Video

Michael Laumbach

Fanwood, NJ

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, KENYA
 

Laumbach's Research Paper & Video

Aracely Miron-Ocampo

Des Moines, IA

World Vegetable Center in Patancheru, INDIA
 

Miron-Ocampo's Research Paper & Video

Sanjana Molleti

Apple Valley, MN

International Potato Center (CIP) in Kampala, UGANDA
 

Molleti's Research Paper & Video

Amulya Pillutla

Bettendorf, IA

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi, KENYA

Pillutla's Research Paper & Video

Grace Reiss

Ryan, IA

M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai, INDIA
 

Reiss's Research Paper & Video

Hannah Schiesl

Dubuque, IA

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, KENYA

Schiesl's Research Paper & Video

Bethany Starlin

Logan, OH

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi, KENYA

Starlin's Research Paper & Video

Mukund Tarimala

Dublin, OH

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

Tarimala's Research Paper & Video

 

Arilyn Tegtmeier-Oatman

Lancaster, PA

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

Tegtmeier-Oatman's Research Paper & Video

 
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