Samantha Jones (left), a graduate assistant in food science and human nutrition, worked with Cyclone Scholar Summer Research Program participant Cecelia Andreo this summer. Each program participant was paired with a mentor to conduct research related to food safety, food security or childhood obesity. Photo by Whitney Sager.

Students pair with professors to research food safety, food security, childhood obesity

An eight-week program this summer paired undergraduate students with Iowa State professors in food science and human nutrition to conduct research related to food safety, food security, and childhood obesity. The Cyclone Scholar Summer Research Program, directed by assistant professor Shannon Coleman, is open to any college-aged student interested in the area of food science and human nutrition. This year’s program attracted students from as far away as New York, Arizona, and Georgia.

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