CFANS Minnesota Youth Institute participants earn international interships

Two students who participated in the CFANS 2017 Minnesota Youth Institute (MNYI) were selected for the 2018 Borlaug-Ruan Internship that 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.

Molly Carroll, Plymouth, and JayEven McGee, Benson, will embark on an eight-week experience 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.

Carroll will be traveling to El Batan, Mexico, to be a part of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center. McGee will be working with the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) in Londrina, Brazil.

Carroll and McGee are among 24 interns selected in the program sponsored by the World Food Prize.

Each intern develops a research report documenting their personal experiences and the outcomes of their research projects that will be posted later this year. 

Read here to learn more.