The Morgridge Center for Public Service is please to announce the winning selection of the Wisconsin Idea Fellowship (WIF) applications to be featured in the 2014-15 WIF Fellows cohort.
“Community-based Water Quality Monitoring and Water-borne Disease Prevention in Rural Villages in Coastal Ecuador” – Erin Crain
“Housing First for Families: Impact of health issues on family success” – Matt Holtz
“Social Entrepreneurship and Microenterprise in La Calera, Ecuador with Sumak Mayo” – Lily Grant, Alexandria Cull, and Jennifer Knoeppel
“BEATS School to Employment Compass: Foster students career pioneers and link unemployed young adults in west Madison to employment” – Silun Li
“Community Compost Collection” – Anna Marsicek, Tyler Anderson, Elizabeth Sequin, Jackson Froiland, and Jayne-Norah Ntambi
“Nutrition and Hygiene Promotion in Rural Santa Ana, Honduras” – Hasan Nadeem
“The Soap Project: Identifying materials and methods of soap making in Kenya” -Kayla Sippl
“Write to Learn: Combining Creative Writing and Nutrition Lessons for Youth in Ethiopia” – Hanna Vadeboncoeur and Jessica Lyga
“The Moringa Tree Sustainability Project: Laying the foundation for community members in southeastern Kenya to improve nutrition, food security, and economic prosperity” – Aubrey Winkie, Ali Miller, and Sophia Halgren
WIF Fellows from the 2013 – 2014 cohort will present their projects at the Morgridge Center Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 6th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm in the Sonata Room at Gordon Commons. 2013 – 2014 WIF Fellows will also be participating in the annual Undergraduate Symposium at UW-Madison, which will be hosted this spring on Thursday, April 10th at Union South. The Undergraduate Symposium allows WIF students to showcase their outstanding community-based research to faculty, staff and other members of the University.
These awards are supported by American Family Insurance.