Dr. Fedewa currently researches physical activity, exercise, and body composition centered around a few basic questions: How much do people move? How is a person’s activity level related to their body composition (bone, muscle, fat)? How can we design more effective weight loss programs with exercise and physical activity?
My first experience with research came as a participant in a study, but I quickly learned there were many more questions than answers. Undergraduate research provides a fantastic opportunity for students to answer very difficult questions and to make an impact on their communities. Every researcher views a problem or question from a different perspective. Students should realize their own perspective is different than anyone else in the world, and they might be able to help solve these problems in a way that no one else can.