How can students/teachers participate?

If you know of a bright student ready to change the world, please encourage them to participate: To participate, students write an essay in which they have researched a key global issue concerning food security. At the event, each student will give a short (3-5 min) presentation to Purdue experts and the other participating students. The picture below is a picture of the Roundtable discussion.

Roundtable picture
Instructions & Resources


How to Register

April 10-11, 2014 Schedule (Tentative)


The top 5 students (essays and presentations are scored) and their mentor teachers will be selected as delegates to represent Indiana at the three-day, all-expenses-paid WFP Global Youth Institute held in conjunction with the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines, IA Wednesday, October 17 through Saturday, October 19 2013.


And there’s more…

Participation in the WFP Global Youth Institute can open a world of amazing opportunities. All student delegates of the WFP Global Youth Institute may apply for a USDA Wallace-Carver Internship as college students for the opportunity to collaborate with leading scientists and policymakers through paid internships at leading USDA centers across the United States.

Delegates may also apply for the extraordinary opportunity to participate in the Bourlaug-Ruan International Internship Program. This program is an eight-week, all-expense-paid, hands-on experience at an international research center in Africa, Asia or Latin America.


Meet students that have particpated in past institutes!