Senior year and I’m interested in taking classes related to my major, communication disorders, so I decided to look into an independent study. I knew participating in research was a great way to stand out amongst my peers and get experience outside of the classroom. I wanted a chance to apply what I’m learning in the classroom and use it in a real life setting. UConn is a Research I institution so professors are constantly contributing to journals and peer reviews.
To get an independent study you must first find a professor or graduate assistant who is conducting research and needs an assistant. The CDIS program was having an end of the year party for students and faculty, which is where I met Professor Emily Myers who is my independent study faculty member. Before I start working in the lab but I need to complete an online module that teaches students about plagiarism, authorship, participant pools and what our responsibilities as research assistants will be.
I’m extremely excited to be a part of research at UConn and look forward to contributing new and innovative research to my field of study.