Three CBCS students were recognized by the Office of Graduate Studies for their outstanding quality of research and ability to effectively communicate its importance at the 2022 Graduate Student Research Symposium.
In the category of Life & Health Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) PhD student Angkana (Greet) Lertpoompunya was commended for her research titled, "Head Orienting Behaviors during Simultaneous Speech Detection and Localization." She will be presenting her research at the Statewide Graduate Research Symposium, hosted by the University of Central Florida on April 20, 2022.
Greet works alongside her primary advisor, Dr. David Eddins, in the Auditory and Speech Sciences Laboratory. She is currently working on projects investigating head orienting behaviors of normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listeners in their natural listening environment and how the assistive listening devices are contributing to their overall hearing success.
In the category of Social & Behavioral Sciences (including Education), CSD student Nataly Innamorato was praised for her research presentation, titled "Bilingual Needs in Telehealth: SLP Perspectives and Considerations."
Nataly Innamorato presents her research at the 2022 Graduate Student Research Symposium.
"This was my first time presenting my research, so I was very nervous," said Innamorato. "But I'm proud of myself for doing it and for winning one of the awards! It was a lot of fun, and I had a great time hearing about all the different research projects students are doing across USF."
Representing the Department of Child and Family Studies, Callie Hill received a People's Choice award in the category of Social & Behavioral Sciences (including Education). She presented her research titled, "The Development of Interpersonal Skills Through Narratives and Technology (DISTNT) Program for High-Performing, Transition-Age Youth with Level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder." Her research is supported by colleagues Kevin Spath and Jessica Klein and Associate Professor Chih-Chin Chou, PhD, CRC.
Callie Hill presents her research at the 2022 Graduate Student Research Symposium.
"It is an honor to have been one of three selected for this award," said Hill. "It was truly unexpected, there were so many amazing research projects that were presented at the symposium. It was a great experience being able to network with other graduate students and learning about the vast amount of research that is being conducted at USF."
Left to right: Jessica Klein, Callie Hill, and Kevin Spath
The awards provide travel funds to present their research at a meeting of their choice. The students will also be recognized at the Student Research Awards Luncheon on April 25, 2022.