We are now accepting submissions for travel fellowships (for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral trainees) and abstracts (oral and poster presentations) for the 2019 Boston Speech Motor Control Symposium. The symposium will be held on on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering located on the Boston University Charles River Campus at 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. An (optional) pre-conference tutorial aimed at trainee participants will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, June 20, 2019. Pending official approval, we plan to offer up to 0.55 ASHA CEUs for symposium participation.
Please consider contributing to and attending this event! Our goal is to provide an inclusive event, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability, to foster new science and training in speech motor control. We are particularly interested in reaching trainees who are underrepresented in the field of speech motor control.
Congratulations to Stepp Lab undergraduate students Austeja Subaciute, Kat Kolin, Roxanne Segina, and Dante Cilento, who gave excellent poster presentations at the 2018 UROP symposium today!
Congratulations to Matti Groll for completing his first marathon on October 7th 2018 with a time of 2:48:44 and qualifying for the Boston Marathon 2020!
For 80 years, the Scarlet Key Honor Society has been the highest honor awarded to Boston University student leaders. Inductees are students in their senior year who have exhibited exceptional leadership among their peers during their years at Boston University. Selection for Scarlet Key is based on excellence in University student activities and organizations, commitment, involvement in the individual’s School or College, and in scholarship.
The Scarlet Key Honor Society was founded in 1938 as an activities honor society, in which new members were voted in—or tapped—annually by existing members. Initially, members tapped their future inductees on the shoulder to hand them their induction ceremony invitation. The formal initiation ceremonies took place each spring and fall. Today, BU faculty and staff nominate potential inductees annually in the spring for fall tapping, followed by a formal induction ceremony during Commencement Weekend in May.
Congratulations to Stepp Lab member Dr. Gabriel Cler for the successful defense of his dissertation “Computational Optimization and Prediction Strategies for Increasing Communicate Rate in Phoneme-Based Augmentative and Alternative Communication.”
Fantastic work, Gabe!
|Congratulations to PhD Candidate Defne Abur for receiving a Hariri Graduate Fellowship! The Hariri Graduate Fellows Program recognizes outstanding PhD graduate students who pursue computational and data-driven research at Boston University.|
Our newest article, “Prediction of optimal facial electromyographic sensor configurations for human-machine interface control,” is available for open access! Check it out!
Check out our newly published article: “Loudness Perception of Pure Tones in Parkinson’s Disease“ by Defne Abur, Ashling A. Lupiani, Ann E. Hickox, Barbara G. Shinn-Cunningham, and Cara E. Stepp.
On May 4th, the Stepp Lab researcher Jake Noordzij presented his work in collaboration with Haiyun Xu and Boston University’s Hearing Research Center at the annual Senior Design Project Conference. Their project, –entitled “Testing the Cortical Algorithm in Simulated Cocktail Party Environment”– focused on evaluating the effectiveness of a neural network model to mitigate the impact of the cocktail party problem. Neat work!