AARC, SPARC Awards for Faculty, Students Five faculty members have received the Advancing Academic Research Careers (AARC) award and 12 students have received the Students Preparing for Academic Research Careers (SPARC) award. These ASHA award programs are designed to help reduce the shortage of PhD-level faculty in communication sciences and disorders. AARC awards are designed ... ASHA News
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AARC, SPARC Awards for Faculty, Students
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ASHA News   |   October 01, 2010
AARC, SPARC Awards for Faculty, Students
The ASHA Leader, October 2010, Vol. 15, 26. doi:10.1044/leader.AN4.15122010.26
The ASHA Leader, October 2010, Vol. 15, 26. doi:10.1044/leader.AN4.15122010.26
Five faculty members have received the Advancing Academic Research Careers (AARC) award and 12 students have received the Students Preparing for Academic Research Careers (SPARC) award. These ASHA award programs are designed to help reduce the shortage of PhD-level faculty in communication sciences and disorders.
Advancing Academic Research Careers
AARC awards are designed to help encourage new communication sciences and disorders faculty who are at the beginning of their academic-research careers to remain in higher education. Each award-winner will receive $5,000 to support activities related to enhancing teaching skills, conducting research, writing grant applications, publishing research, and presenting at professional meetings. The 2010 AARC winners are:
IngeAnema, assistant professor, State University of New York–New Paltz
Jason Davidow, assistant professor, Hofstra University
Kelli Evans, assistant professor, University of South Alabama
Julie Honaker, assistant professor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Rita Patel, assistant professor, University of Kentucky
Students Preparing for Academic Research Careers
Now in its seventh year, the SPARC program is designed to foster students’ interest in the pursuit of PhD education and careers in academia. Each award-winner will receive $1,000 to support a mentored relationship for teaching and research-related activities and travel to scientific and professional meetings. The 2010 SPARC awardees, all master’s students (unless otherwise noted), are:
Christopher Bolinger, Texas Tech University
Melissa Boone, Marquette University
Stephanie Davidson, University of Nebraska–Lincoln (undergraduate)
Lauren Eisenband, Vanderbilt University
Tamika LeRay, Emerson University
Andre Lindsey, University of Texas–Austin
Jaime Moore, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Stacey Rimikis, City University of New York–Queens College
Ryan Sovinski, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Ashley Woodall, University of Texas–Austin (AuD)
Christine Williams, Vanderbilt University
Samantha Zickefoose, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
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