four people standing in a lineScience with Practice is made possible by funding through both the Van Wert Family Endowment and the Agricultural Endowment Board.

The Ag Endowment Board was the initial funding source for Science with Practice when the program began and has continued to support the program. Learn more about the board here.

Sally Van Wert ('62, BS Home Economics Education and 1981 MA Library Science, Iowa State) and her husband David Van Wert ( BS Animal Science & Journalism '60) endowed funds to support Science with Practice students who have projects directly related to sustainability in production agriculture. Initially endowed in 2009, the Van Wert Family Endowment added to their commitment in 2018. They have supported more than 50 students as of summer 2019.