CBCS students were recognized at the 2022 Student Research Award Luncheon, held in Discovery Hall in USF Research Park last Monday. Among those honored were students from Undergraduate Research, Graduate Studies, the Judy Genshaft Honors College, Undergraduate and Graduate Sigma Xi Inductees, and students sponsored by the Florida High Tech Corridor.
Four undergraduate students were presented the 2022 USF Undergraduate Research Scholar Award from the Office of Undergraduate Studies. This award recognizes a student’s commitment to their development as a researcher during their time as an undergraduate student. Lena Bayyat, Jade Brown, and Iman Elkolalli represented the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, while Jacqueline Houston represented the School of Social Work. Lena Bayyat was also recognized during the award ceremony for having received the Global Citizens Award and the Audience Choice Award at this year's Undergraduate Research Showcase for her poster entitled, "The Relationship Between the Perceptual Accessibility of Vocabulary and K-3 Students' Narrative and Expository Language." Megan Kirby, MEd, who served as a mentor for this study, was also recognized at the luncheon for receiving honorable mention for the Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research Award.
Lena Bayyat and Nataly Innamorato were honored for their achievements.
CBCS students Samruddhi Shinde and Nataly Innamorato were inducted into Sigma Xi, the largest general research honor society. Samruddhi Shinde is an undergraduate student majoring in behavioral healthcare. Nataly Innamorato is a graduate student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and an award recipient for the Graduate Student Research Symposium in the category of Social and Behavioral Sciences (including Education). She received this award for her poster entitled, "Bilingual Needs in Telehealth: SLP Perspectives and Considerations."
Nataly Innamorato is a graduate student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate student Angkana (Greet) Lertpoompunya was recognized for winning the Graduate Student Research Symposium Award in the category of Health and Life Sciences.
Angkana Lertpoompunya works in the Auditory and Speech Sciences Laboratory.
Callie Hill, a graduate student in the Department of Child and Family Studies, was also honored for receiving the People's Choice Award in the category of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Graduate Student Research Symposium.
Callie Hill is a graduate assistant in the Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Program.
Four Criminology students were recognized for their research project entitled, "Turn Your Life Around (TYLA)." Katherine Holman, Rebecca Ruiz, and Emily Walker are graduate students in the Criminology program at the Sarasota-Manatee campus, and Emily Walsh is an undergraduate student in the program.
Emily Walker is a researcher in the Trafficking in Persons - Risk to Resilience Lab.
Congratulations to all of the students who presented their research this semester! Find the full list of awardees from the 2022 Student Research Award Luncheon here.