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 part of ASHA's Academic & Research Mentoring (ARM) Network. The ARM Network offers programs for those who are considering, launching, and advancing academic-research careers in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). ASHA measures the impact of these programs by collecting participant outcomes data.
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 and present at the 2023 ASHA Convention in Boston, Massachusetts to participate. Authors of virtual-only posters are not eligible to participate in 2023. See Convention Session Formats for details.
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 their 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.