2014 – 2015 Cohort Selected for Wisconsin Idea Undergraduate Fellowship

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.