The purpose of PROGENY is to encourage the development of young scientists in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) and to highlight undergraduate research efforts. PROGENY pairs faculty researchers with undergraduate students who are eligible authors on poster presentations at the annual ASHA Convention. PROGENY highlights and supports the work of these undergraduates by providing them with an opportunity to talk with experienced scientists about their research and about pursuing an academic-research career.
In addition, of all the eligible undergraduate authors, the 10 who receive the highest scores from the Convention Program Committee will also receive a waiver of their Convention registration fee.
PROGENY is open to all undergraduates who are either
Current undergraduates, as well as those who were undergraduates at the time of submission, are eligible.
Authors must attend the ASHA Convention to participate.
Participating authors will be paired with faculty researchers who have relevant expertise. These established scientists visit each student's poster during its regularly scheduled poster presentation session. Each student should be prepared to discuss his or her poster with the faculty researcher (e.g., describe the experimental question, the research design, implications of the findings, and future research directions). The scientist paired with the student is asked to engage in discussions about the student's research project and to provide information about academic-research career options in the CSD discipline.
Questions? Contact ASHA's Academic Affairs and Research Education Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in serving as a faculty researcher for PROGENY? At a minimum, faculty researchers must hold a PhD degree and have a faculty appointment. Additional requirements may apply. Contact email@example.com.