CALS faculty/staff encouraged to participate in Wisconsin Youth Institute on Apr. 8

Last year, three Wisconsin high school students attended the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute. Photo shows (left to right): Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation; Kaitlyn Holmgren; Samya Hickman; Madeline Lund; and Plia Xiong, UW–Madison CALS Office of Academic Affairs.

On Monday, Apr. 8, CALS will be hosting the 5th Annual Wisconsin Youth Institute as part of our involvement to solicit candidates to attend the World Food Prize in Des Moines, IA. Wisconsin high school students will have the opportunity to join us for a day of dialogue to share about global issues and propose their solutions to these challenges. In order to make this happen, advisors, faculty, and staff who are experts in their fields are needed to engage in the dialogue.

Consider participating as a Roundtable Discussion Facilitator, a Roundtable Observer, or an Immersion Session Leader.

  • Roundtable Discussion Facilitators will lead the student presentations on their research papers and critique their research and solutions.
  • Roundtable Observers will observe and evaluate a student’s presentation.
  • Immersion Session Leaders will provide a hands on workshop or display that students will participate in to understand the research and activities we engage in at CALS.

If you are interested in participating, complete this survey by Friday, March 29. Roundtable Facilitators and Observers will be needed from 9:30-11 a.m. in Dejope Hall-Lake Mendota Room and Immersion Session Leaders will lead their activity/workshop from 1:15-2:15 p.m. in their choice of space.

Click through to learn more about the Wisconsin Youth Institute. For more information about the World Food Prize, check out the organization’s website or this video. If you have questions, contact Plia Xiong at (608) 265-2051 or