Awards and achievements for CAHNR

CAHNR_Alumni_Awards_131Two of the four students in the recent UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship project presentations were from CAHNR. Madeline Beckman, an allied health sciences student, did a summer fellowship project on Level of Acculturation and Hispanic Children’s Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: A Study to Understand and Help Prevent Childhood Obesity.

Nutritional sciences student Celeste Kurz‘s topic was Addressing Childhood Obesity by Improving Personal Factors and Language Acquisition in Middle School Students: Implementing a Hands-On, Gardening, Cooking, and Nutrition Education Program.

UConn Co-op Legacy Fellowship Program provides undergraduates the opportunity to pursue funded summer research projects, service initiatives, and/or creative endeavors. Projects pursued through this program express the core values of the UConn Co-op: innovation, leadership, and service, according to the Office of Undergraduate Research website. UConn undergraduates in all majors can apply for up to $5000 in funding to support their summer fellowship project.

By Patsy Evans