The World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute is growing rapidly into a model STEM program, reaching and inspiring students statewide (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to fight hunger in their hometowns and to explore STEM career paths. Students participated in engaging activities and interacted with the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, ISU President Leath and 2010 World Food Prize Laureate Jo Luck.
The World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute at Iowa State University is growing rapidly - it has more than tripled in size in three years - and recently brought together over 230 high school students and 120 teachers from across Iowa to explore critical global issues and academic and career paths in STEM fields. This year, Chariton High School participated in the event, with teacher Susan Greubel accompanying Olivia Anderson. Anderson researched the effects of salinity on crops production in India.