- Engage in research relevant to human cognitive neuroscience or communication with a faculty member for at least 1 quarter (achieved via volunteering 4+ hours per week or completion of EREA, URG, URAP, etc.).
- Attend at least 3 relevant scientific talks and provide a written summary of the main ideas. Relevant talks will be posted on Canvas, such as those hosted by the CSD Department, the Cognitive Science Program (CogSci), Cognitive Brain Mapping Group, and Institute for Innovations in Developmental Sciences (DevSci), or other departments.
Recommended opportunities for application and practice on campus:
- Attending CSD research day events (at which PhD and AuD students give talks)
- Observing clinical intervention and assessments in the NUCASLL clinic
- Attending tutorials, and workshops on cognitive and neuroscience data (e.g., Computational Research Day)
- Volunteering to participate in research studies
- Engagement with existing student groups, including Cognitive Science Club, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
Recommended opportunities for projects, practica, and internships off campus:
- Attendance at regional and national scientific meetings related to neuroscience and communication (Society for Neurobiology of Language, Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association, etc.)
- Serving as a research assistant in laboratories or clinical settings off campus
Community Building Activities:
- Culminating presentation of capstone project at annual CSD student presentation day in spring quarter
- Students select an invited speaker from NU or the Chicago area to give a talk and share a lunch or dinner
- Networking reception with researchers and research administrators on campus