Five UCVTS Students from Introduction to Sustainability Class and one of our NJ FFA students received Borlaug Scholar Certificate for competing in the World Food Prize challenge at Rutgers University on Friday March 3, 2017.
The students presented their research and recommendations on how to solve key global challenges in a short speech and small group discussions with statewide experts. Our students were also able to connect with other student leaders from across New Jersey to share ideas, identify solutions to these problems and build lasting friendships. They also Interacted with global leaders in science, industry and policy and took part in educational sessions and interactive tours at Rutgers University. There they were able to explore current research and issues in international development and life sciences. They also met innovative researchers, professors and college students in New Jersey working to end hunger and poverty and improve food security around the world.
200 students will be selected from around USA to attend the Global Youth Institute held in October 2017 in Iowa. Participants in the Institute are eligible to apply for a prestigious Borlaug-Ruan International Internship; an all-expenses-paid, eight-week hands-on experience, working with world-renowned scientists and policymakers at leading research centers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.