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CALS fac/staff encouraged to participate in World Food Prize Wisconsin Youth Institute

The 2017 World Food Prize Wisconsin Youth Institute will be hosted at CALS on Monday, April 10. This event features an in-depth look at how UW-Madison faculty and students are addressing food security through the natural and social sciences. High school student attendees will participate in hands-on learning sessions and small group conversations with university faculty.

This unique experience is open to all Wisconsin high school students in grades 9-12. To be eligible to participate, students complete a research paper about a global issue concerning hunger and poverty.

Volunteers are needed for the event, and CALS faculty and staff are encouraged help if they can. Fac/staff can participate as judges or observers during paper presentation sessions (9:45 – 11:15 a.m.) or can offer immersion sessions (1 – 1:35 p.m. and 1:45 – 2:20 p.m.) as hands-on learning experiences for students. Questions about participation during the event can be directed to Fatima Sartbay, Wisconsin Youth Coordinator, at 608-262-5648 or sartbaeva@wisc.edu.