Congratulations to Au.D. student Chelsea McNee in receiving the ARTA Award
Fourth-year Au.D. student Chelsea McNee received an Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Award (ARTA) to attend the 2012 ASHA Convention in Atlanta, November 15–17, 2012. This award was available to Au.D. and Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows in audiology or hearing science who have expressed an interest in pursuing a research career in the field of communication sciences and disorders. Ms. McNee presented the results of her doctoral project, "Auditory Training: Is it Beneficial?", at the convention. Ms. McNee also received a Student Research Travel Award (SRTA) for her poster being one of the highest rated student posters as first author. Her poster was considered a Meritorious Poster Submission and this recognition was given for proposals (by anyone, not just students) judged by the Convention Program Committee to be exceptional. Ms McNee’s poster was among those posters that received the highest ratings from Topic Committee reviewers across both submission categories of professional education and research. There were 1138 total poster submissions in 2012, and only 48 were selected for meritorious recognition. Ms. McNee’s Ph.D. Committee at USF is co-chaired by Jennifer Lister, Ph.D, CCC-A, Program Director and Professor in the Department of Communications and Sciences Disorders and Jerri Edwards, Ph.D, Associate Professor in the School of Aging Studies.