CALS faculty/staff encouraged to participate in Wisconsin Youth Institute on Apr. 6

On Monday, Apr. 6, CALS will be hosting the 6th 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.

Five Wisconsin students attended the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute last year. Photo shows (left to right): Cael Schoemann, Nyah Lues, Sydney Hensen, Margaret Colwell and Anna Brink.

Consider participating as a Roundtable Discussion Facilitator or an Immersion Session Leader. Roundtable Discussion Facilitators will be needed from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and Immersion Session Leaders will lead their activity/workshop from 1:15-2:15 p.m. in their choice of space.

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

If you are interested in participating or would like more details, please email Plia Xiong, Wisconsin State Coordinator, directly at

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.