W&L neuroscience students recently partnered with an innovative art-making program offered at Kendal at Lexington.
The recent Community Cupboards collaboration with the Virginia Cooperative Extension offered students the opportunity to tackle food insecurity from a cross-disciplinary perspective.
The pandemic has presented challenges to working and learning within the community, but virtual and distanced projects have allowed those partnerships to continue to bear fruit this year.
W&L courses in economics and biology used community-based learning to engage in partnerships and make an impact on food insecurity at a local level.
Deepthi Thumuluri '20 won a Virginia Academy of Sciences grant to continue her research into the relationship between diet-induced obesity, exercise and the gut microbiome.
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The neuroscience major and philosophy minor will use her $500 research grant to fund her senior honors thesis.