Spring 2020 UROPs

Rachel Miller
May 19, 2020

CEHSP student researchers shine in 2020.

It’s a big world out there and UMD researchers are taking it on… all while they earn their undergraduate degrees.

Morgan Hohn

Morgan Hohn

Woodbury, Minn.
Major - Communication Sciences and Disorders; Minor - Early Childhood Studies
Morgan's research uses eye gaze technology to help children with Cortical Visual Impairment. "Doing research has allowed me to take a tiny step into what language therapy is like. It's a glimpse into my future career."

Rachel MillerRachel Miller

Glen Elder, Kan.
Major - Psychology; Minor - Biology
Rachel is working to find a connection between young children's spatial acuity and empathy levels."The coolest things about this project for me were working with children and being able to work alongside faculty mentors who truly loved the research topic. It was inspiring and comforting to see them... pour their knowledge and hearts into the research project alongside me."

Emily Ostrand

Emily Ostrand

Mahtomedi, Minn.
Majors - Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders; Minor - Hispanic Studies
Research can create empathy. Emily Ostrand's undergraduate research is on the efficiency of communication devices for those who cannot communicate verbally. "This [project] gave me a better understanding of what it would be like to have to rely on one of these devices to communicate on a daily basis."

McKenna WalkerMcKenna Walker

Eau Claire, Wis.
Major - Psychology; Minor - Communication
Not all research is working with numbers and equations; some involves people. McKenna Walker's project studies the signs and causes of jealousy in different relationships. "This project sheds a light on today's current relationships, and includes recognition to all gender identities, sexual orientations, and diverse relationships."

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