EPA Spotlight: Awareness of Exercise and Cognition

Chris Russo, Senior with Dr. Althea Bauernschmidt

What is the title of your presentation? 

Student's Metacognitive Awareness of Exercise and Cognition

What is your research about? 

I wanted to do a study to examine college aged adults in the factors of exercise and nutrition and if they understood that these factors impact cognition

Why is your research interesting/relevant/important? 

I found that college aged adults were aware that these factors impacted cognition but actively choose the unhealthy lifestyle, limiting their potential. My research will help to improve learning, especially on college campuses. 

What are you looking forward to most about the conference? 

I am looking forward to networking with experts in the field and surrounding myself with the most cutting edge research. I am also looking forward to drinking a mimosa immediately after presenting.