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College of Behavioral and Community Sciences


CBCS announces recipients of undergraduate research assistantships

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Thirteen students in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS) have been awarded undergraduate research assistantships to work with faculty in the college on research projects in spring 2023.

Seven students in the language speech and hearing sciences major received the award. Cassandra Hendry, Maggie Alvarez, Yuri Von Emil Lizardo, Olivia Smith, and Breanna Zurita will be mentored by Child and Family Studies Associate Professor Trina D. Spencer, PhD, BCBA-D. Jialing Bisset will work with Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Assistant Professor Supraja Anand, PhD, and Mackenzie Wagoner will work with CSD Associate Professor Jean Krause, PhD, OTC, CICS. Two ASL interpreting majors, Andrea Gross and Nicholas Hansen, will also be mentored by Krause.

Three students in the Bachelor of Social Work program were chosen as recipients of the award. Jam Ost will work alongside Dasha Rhodes, PhD, LMSW, Emily Stevens with Manisha Joshi, PhD, MPH, MSW, and Erin Lynch with Guitele Rahill, PhD, LCSW. Criminology student Bressia Borja will be mentored by Colby Valentine, PhD.

These assistantships are awarded every semester and are designed to support undergraduate students conducting research. Undergraduate students can apply for the assistantship for the summer term here.

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The Mission of the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS) is to advance knowledge through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and service that improves the capacity of individuals, families, and diverse communities to promote productive, satisfying, healthy, and safe lives across the lifespan. CBCS envisions the college as a globally recognized leader that creates innovative solutions to complex conditions that affect the behavior and well-being of individuals, families, and diverse communities.