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Quotes from Students Who Work in L3


Jamie, Senior AUSP student

What is your favorite thing about working/volunteering in the lab?

I have really enjoyed working in the lab for the past year. My favorite thing about volunteering in the lab is that it has given me the chance to see how an actual research lab functions and what it feels like to be a member of this type of research team working on a project that directly relates to our field of study. I also have enjoyed having a place to go during our breaks in between our Audiology & Speech Pathology classes and doing something meaningful with those breaks. I like how we can pop in and out of the lab whenever we have a spare block of time to get some transcription time in or to grade spelling tests, etc.

Has working in the lab changed your mind at all about pursing or completing research during your graduate program?

Yes. I have made the decision to pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology as opposed to Audiology. I am planning on going to graduate school to receive a MS in SLP. Yet, the lab has really opened my mind to pursuing research in my future as well. I never thought before that I would want to get a Ph.D. to pursue research yet after my experience, I have been considering it more and more.

Beth, Senior AUSP student

What is one thing that you have learned that has helped you in your classes?

Learning to score the PPVT really helped me understand the breakdown of the parts of the test and that it's a receptive vocabulary test.

Would you recommend working/volunteering in the lab to others and if so why?

Yes, because it has been a fun experience and a great way to use my time towards finding results that may impact a person later.

Neeley Slattery, Senior AUSP student

What is your favorite thing about working/volunteering in the lab?

My favorite thing about working in the lab is getting hands on experience with the things we have been learning about for the past three years. We spend so much time in our classes talking about the research process and I have really enjoyed being able to get real world experience as opposed to just reading about the latest research.

Why did you decide to volunteer to work in the lab?

I decided to volunteer to work in the lab in order to gain more experience. I felt that I was passively participating in my major and classes and wanted something that would get me more involved as well as better prepare me for graduate school.

Leah, Senior AUSP student

Why did you decide to volunteer to work in the lab?

I decided to volunteer in the lab because I did not want to wait for graduate school to maintain hands-on experience. My hope for volunteering in the research lab is that I would increase my learning and knowledge by working with professors and other students on studies that impact many people's lives. I was especially interested in the pre-school vocabulary study because of my interest in children and the way that they develop communication skills.

Would you recommend working/volunteering in the lab to others and if so why?

I would definitely recommend volunteering in the lab. Not only can benefits be made through learning new information, but I have also been able to form better relationships with the speech-pathology professors and researchers who have significantly added to my knowledge and experience throughout the major. Volunteering in the lab has helped my undergraduate experience seem more personable and I know I am greatly benefiting from the practice I am getting and will be that much more prepared for the graduate program.

Ellen, Senior AUSP student

What is your favorite thing about working/volunteering in the lab?

My favorite think about working in the lab is being able to get hands on experience with research. It has opened my eyes to all the research that is needed in the field, which is exciting for someone who is just entering the program. It has been so enjoyable to see so many areas where I could one day make a difference.

Has working in the lab changed your mind at all about pursing or completing research during your graduate program?

The lab has allowed me to see that there are so many areas that are in need of research. This has motivated me to want to continue with research in order to further our knowledge in areas in need. I never thought that I would be one to complete research, however, the lab has made it a tangible concept giving me the confidence to continue researching in the future.

Language and Literacy Lab (L3)

Co-Directors:

Dr. Ilsa Schwarz
Dr. Jillian McCarthy