Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Researchers in SLHS are constantly seeking to improve our scientific understanding of the mechanisms of typical speech, language and hearing systems, to determine how these systems may be disrupted by injury, disease or age, and to develop therapeutic methods and instruments to prevent or remediate these disorders in the future.  This work provides the evidence on which clinical practice is based  Undergraduate students interested in learning more about how research is conducted in the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences are encouraged to contact individual faculty who are investigating research on topics of interest. Students working in research laboratories may receive course credit for their participation by registering for either SLHS 490 or SLHS 498. 

Research typically falls within one or more of the following broadly defined areas:

SLHS 490/498 is a course where students work as research assistants on projects managed by a faculty member or graduate student in the Department of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences.

Benefits of the SLHS 490/498 experience include

  • gaining hands-on experience in data collection
  • learning research skills like data analysis, interpretation, and writiing
  • helping you assess whether research is a component you want in your career
  • developing contacts for future letters of recommendation and job references
  • enhancing competitiveness in applications for graduate school in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences or other professional schools.

Current SLHS 490/498 Position Announcements

The faculty below have indicated openings for Fall 2018 (all announcements in pdf format).

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