ON THE COVER Mary May, a 2002 LSU graduate, wrote her senior honors thesis on her research on the role that soy protein can play in reducing bone loss in rats.Her thesis won the award for best thesis in science. Her adviser was Maren Hegsted, an LSU AgCenter researcher and the author of an article that describes this research. See article: Soybean, A Source of Functional Food Ingredients. May is continuing her nutrition studies at LSU as a graduate student. Photo by John Wozniak.