CAS Students Win Awards at University Undergraduate Research & Art Forum

Posted on: April 19, 2012

uuraf-awards-webOver 500 undergraduate students participated in this year's University Undergraduate Research and Art Forum on Friday, April 13. Each student in a prize-winning team received $100.

The Artificial Language Lab in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD), had four teams this year presenting in the poster session at the Forum.

The CSD team who won first in their group consisted of Ashley Clark (CSD, '13), Mallory Dewind (CSD, '12), Claire Meconi (CSD, '12) and Samantha Kliman (CSD, '13). They presented three case studies of non-speaking, quadriplegic individuals. The undergraduate research volunteers at the Artificial Language Laboratory have helped create computer-based video games to help these individuals to develop control of various body parts in order to operate voice-output communication systems. The games are personalized to each user both in terms of input mode (toe, chin or head movement) as well as theme and reward structure.

Congratulations to Ashley Clark, Mallory Dewind, Claire Meconi, Samantha Kliman and all of the CAS award winners!

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