Travis Whaley, a junior from Cary, N.C., is a triple majoring in piano performance, music composition, and German language and literature. "Music, for me, is the easiest way for me to express myself," said Whaley. A recipient of the Honors Presidential Scholarship, Whaley feels that being a part of the Honors program has opened up opportunities for him to explore the professional world of piano performance.
Meet Maggie McDermott, a member of the Virginia Tech class of 2013 majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This summer, Maggie received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Fralin Life Science Institute. It meant giving up her last summer as an undergrad, but it was a unique and valuable opportunity that she couldn't pass up.
In this video, Maggie talks a bit about her research and shares her enthusiasm and gratitude for the donor-supported SURF program.
The Fralin Life Science Institute's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program held its annual symposium on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. The 10-week training program is designed to give Virginia Tech undergraduates the opportunity to engage in full-time research and related professional-development activities that mirror graduate training.
Learn more about the SURF program at http://bit.ly/vt-surf