The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce the release of blog entries authored by the winners of the new Linguistics Undergraduate Research Award! Our 13 award winners for 2018 are: Shawg Ahmed, Sarah Beemer, Michael Catchen, Lauren Hoos, Christopher Koski, Jonathan Lilley, Jack McCurdy, Harrison Puscher, Amy Sanders, Angela Shah, Tetsumichi (Telly) Umada, Marc Vucovich, and Jayne Williamson-Lee.
An initiative spearheaded by Prof. Kira Hall (Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies), these undergraduate students were selected by faculty, GPTIs, and TAs for conducting an innovative research project in one of our linguistics courses. Work in introductory as well as advanced courses was considered for the award. We asked award winners to summarize their research project in a short blog post, available here.
This project was supported by the ASSETT Faculty Fellows Program. Special thanks go to Amanda McAndrew (ASSETT Sr. Teaching & Learning Consultant) and Andy Martin (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Director of ASSETT Fellowship Program), who made this project possible and provided valuable feedback. Special thanks also to Kevin Stowe, one of our Linguistics Ph.D. students, who designed the webpage that hosts the blogs.
We will be continuing this tradition in the years to come, so be on the lookout for additional blog posts each new semester!
Congratulations to all the winners!