Voices of ACES

April 22, 2020
By Gregory French
For the entire campus community, the unprecedented and rapid rise of a global COVID-19 outbreak required sweeping adjustments and instantaneous shifts to a new normal. In this time of challenge, uncertainty, and unpredictability, students who were studying abroad over the spring 2020 semester have to display resilience and adaptability on multiple levels. 

April 22, 2020
By Hannah You
Humans have been breeding plants since before recorded human history and have domesticated many of the plants that we rely on in our daily lives today.

April 20, 2020
By Haley Bickelhaupt
Throughout the chaos of the current COVID-19 pandemic, students across the country are quickly adjusting to a different lifestyle: online schooling.

April 15, 2020
By Emily Kinney
Childhood obesity is something that is discussed very frequently. Whether it is about the rise of childhood obesity, how to prevent it, or even what causes it, the topic has been trending for years.

April 8, 2020
By Chessa Brown
There are countless projects to work on, professors to meet, and experiences to gain within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois.

March 23, 2020
By Anna Seweryniak
I really enjoyed Professor Stoddard’s presentation in ACES 399 recently. He offered a very optimistic outlook on the future of our environment and how economic trends are predicted to improve over time, eventually resulting in sufficient and sustainable agricultural production capable of feeding our growing population.

March 11, 2020
By Allie Place
Studying abroad has allowed me to gain incredible experiences and skills that apply toward my crop sciences major. 

March 11, 2020
By Jacob Jung
Studying abroad was an eye-opening experience about how other parts of the world live. You can read about poverty, and see pictures and videos, but nothing is the same as being there and seeing it firsthand.

March 11, 2020
By Anna Vrioni
Last spring semester, I studied abroad with the School for Field Studies in Costa Rica at their Center for Sustainable Development Studies.

March 11, 2020
By Meghan Schroeder
If you love being outside, camping, and experiencing nature firsthand, this trip is for you!