HNFE's unique fusion of nutrition and exercise sciences positions us as a leader in education, prevention, research, and translational studies.We're examining the psychosocial aspects of health, behavioral interventions, human performance, and youth and adult weight management with a focus on chronic disease and prevention.
|HNFE students Samantha Adas, Paige Macauley, Aubrey Stephenson, and Daniel Vanden Hoek and faculty member Renee Eaton participated in the CALS Winter Session to Senegal. In all, 13 students and four faculty put the university's mission "Feed the Future" to work by planting trees and vegetables, making silage, and purifying water. Everyone involved developed an appreciation for global issues and created memories that will last a lifetime.|
HNFE Senior Lucas Kane of Herndon, Virginia, is one of eight Virginia Tech students to present undergraduate research at the eighth annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference, hosted this year by the University of Pittsburgh April 3-5. His faculty mentor is Eva Schmelz, and his research is titled, "Analysis of NMDA receptor subunit ligand binding domain interactions in multiple conformations by molecular dynamics simulations."
Each of the 15 ACC member schools will send student representatives, and selection to represent Virginia Tech was competitive. Students from each college submitted an application to the assistant provost for undergraduate academic affairs and the associate academic dean and/or designated committee in each college.
Other students interested in sharing their undergraduate research and creative scholarship are encouraged to apply for the 2014 Virginia Tech Undergraduate Research Conference, which will be held Friday, April 18, at the Graduate Life Center. The deadline to apply online is March 14.