International Undergraduate Grants & Internships

Global Food Security Interns Program

Through the Global Food Security Interns program, the Office of International Programs in the College of ACES funds internships for selected ACES undergraduate students to work with ACES faculty and staff on food and nutritional security related projects.   

We are not currently accepting nominations. Check back during Fall 2022.

 

2022

Brendon Cartersophomore in agricultural and consumer economics, will work with Dr. Hope Michelson to research and build a database on maize policy changes in African countries

Riley Anderson-Bushsophomore in animal sciences, will work with Dr. Matt Wheeler on the Tropical-Adapted Livestock Project, which involves cross-breeding bovines to create a new breed that would be able to survive in tropical conditions.   

Bradley Brinkley - continuation from Fall 2021

Devan Fischer - continuation from Fall 2021

2021 - Fall

Bradley Brinkley, a junior in agricultural and consumer economics, worked with the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss to research innovations and practices that reduce postharvest losses and develop a portfolio of educational content.

Devan Fischer, a senior in agricultural and consumer economics, worked with the Soybean Innovation Lab to support the Pan-African Soybean Variety Trials program.

2021 - Spring

Grace Chantos, agricultural and consumer economics, worked with Anna Snider/AgReach on the resilience of smallholder farmers in the face of COVID-19

Zainab Alzoubi, food sciences and human nutrition, worked with Melissa Prescott, investigating programs that address food insecurity in Pakistan. Read blog post.

Madison Gardner, interdisciplinary health, worked with the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, advised by Maria Jones Read blog post. 

Three ACES undergraduates worked with the Soybean Innovation Lab, advised by Michelle da Fonseca Santos:

Makenzie Jarvis, agricultural and biological engineering Read blog post. 

Ian Joyce, agricultural and consumer economics Read blog post.

Zoe Serelis, natural resources and environmental sciences Read blog post

2020

Anneli Cers (sophomore in natural resources and environmental sciences) worked with Daniel Miller to study the role of women in ensuring food security in communities that depend on forests for food in India.

Fina Healy and Katie Koprowski (both sophomores in agricultural and biological engineering) worked with Paul Davidson on research on inhibiting bacterial growth in water.

Allison Place (sophomore in agricultural and biological engineering) and Rachel Pu (sophomore in crop sciences) worked with Pete Goldsmith/Soybean Innovation Lab on an aspect of soybean for development and food security. 

2019

Three ACES undergraduate students worked with the ACES-based and USAID-funded Strengthening Agriculture and Nutrition Extension activity to deliver a video-extension campaign to smallholder farmers in Malawi:

Christina Fernandez, senior in natural resources and environmental sciences

Kristen Iverson, senior in agricultural leadership and education 

Anoosha Memon, senior in agricultural and consumer economics