Sherry Tanumihardjo and Randy Stoecker win Morgridge grants for community-based projects

CALS faculty members Sherry Tanumihardjo and Randy Stoecker are recipients of Spring  2012 Mortgridge Grants to support service learning and community based research.

Tanumihardjo, a nutritional sciences professor,  was awarded a $40,000 two-year grant to support more than a dozen international field courses in which students will expand their knowledge of  global challenges for nutrition, health education, water and sanitation, and environmental sustainability and stewardship.

“This project is emblematic of our colleagues’ dedication to the Wisconsin Idea, a concept that the university should improve people’s lives beyond the classroom and expand the reach of our teaching, research, outreach and public service throughout the world,” says Morgridge Center director Nancy Mathews.

Randy Stoecker, Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology, will receive $22,525 for one year to support a PA to help coordinate a variety of grassroots community improvement and violence prevention projects in southwest Madison.