four students running while looking at their smart phones

Social support needed for fitness apps to work, study finds

The rise of fitness apps made Professor Chad Jensen curious if they help young people be more active and maintain a healthy weight. 

His research found that apps are only effective when someone else is helping you reach your goal.

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Research news: Recruiting women to run

Professor Jessica Preece is showing through research how political parties can better recruit women to run for public office. 

Read how one small step made a big difference in state delegates.