2012 Borlaug-Ruan Interns announced

May 22, 2012

An all-expense-paid, eight-week, hands-on experience, the prestigious Borlaug-Ruan International Internship provides exceptional high school students the opportunity to work with world renowned scientists and policymakers at leading research centers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.


In the summer of 2012, 21 interns will travel to Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, Tanzania and Turkey to get a first-hand view of pressing food security and nutritional problems in poverty-stricken areas and take part in ground-breaking field and laboratory-based research.


The interns are: Jessica Blosberg, Shoreview, MN; Lauren Brewer, Memphis, TN; Meredith Bruster, Bettendorf, IA;  Lucy Duan, Ithaca, NY; Caitlynn Fortner, Dalton, GA; Rachel Ganson, Geneseo, IL; Michaela Hoffelmeyer, Winterset, IA; Mohit Jain, Omaha, NE; Sarah Kunch, Fort Madison, IA; Lucy Lagoze, Ithaca, NY; Peter Lambert, College Station, TX; Michelle Laterrade, Ponchatoula, LA; Francesca Lubecki-Wilde, Iowa City, IA; Connor Ludwig, Breda, IA; Blake McGhghy, Keokuk, IA; Rachel Mentzer, Oberlin, OH; Elizabeth Mueller, Waukee, IA; Tessa Ries, Hastings, MN; Karl Sadkowski, Cedar Falls, IA; Sam Schulte, West Des Moines, IA; Stephanie Wenclawski, Cedar Rapids, IA.


Source: The World Food Prize