"Appreciating flowers is an innate human characteristic," said Barbara Leshyn, an advanced instructor in the horticulture department in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. "The smell and beauty of flowers draws us to them."
Her class is an elective, and students from various backgrounds enroll to supplement their training in horticulture or, pardon the pun, to stop and smell the flowers outside of their major.
You might think that you can get away with eating fatty foods for a few days without it making any significant changes to your body.
After just five days of eating a high-fat diet, the way in which the body’s muscle processes nutrients changes, which could lead to long-term problems such as weight gain, obesity, and other health issues, a new study has found.
Hope Wentzel of Alexandria, Virginia, who will earn bachelor’s degree in animal and poultry sciences with a minor in forestry, received the college's Outstanding Senior Award.
Jessica K. Li of Martinsville, Virginia, who will graduate with dual degrees in Human, Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise in and biological sciences has been selected Virginia Tech Undergraduate Student of the Year.
Sarah R. McCoski of Amsterdam, N.Y., was named the college’s outstanding master’s degree student. McCoski is earning her M.S. in animal and poultry sciences.
Pheobe Williams of Charlottesville, Virginia, was named the college’s outstanding doctoral student. She is earning her Ph.D. in biochemistry.
Innovations highlights the latest news about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and research and academics in the college. It also profiles alumni who champion the mission of Virginia Tech long after graduation.