Stepp Lab graduate Dr. Victoria McKenna presented her dissertation work at the 48th Annual Symposium of the Voice Foundation "The Relationship Between Acoustical and Perceptual Measures of Vocal Effort." Awesome work, Tory!
Congratulations to Roxanne Segina, Nicole Enos, and Dante Cilento, our Class of 2019 seniors in the lab who will be graduating this month.
Nicole Enos & Pandu Laksono present their project at BU Biomedical Engineering Senior Design Conference 2019!
Congratulations to seniors Nicole Enos & Pandu Laksono on their senior design project, "Automatic quality analysis of high speed videoendoscopic images during running speech" at the BU Senior Design Project Conference today, mentored by Dr. Cara Stepp and Manuel Diaz Cadiz!
Congratulations to Stepp Lab member Dr. Elizabeth Heller-Murray for the successful defense of her dissertation, "Vocal motor control in school-age children with and without vocal fold nodules."
Excellent work, Liz!
Check out our new paper, "The Relationship Between The Relationship Between Physiological Mechanisms and the Self-Perception of Vocal Effort" by Victoria S. McKenna, Manuel E. Diaz-Cadiz, Adrianna C. Shembel, Nicole M. Enos, and Cara E. Stepp in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research! https://pubs.asha.org/doi/abs/10.1044/2018_JSLHR-S-18-0205
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!