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State Audiology Organizations: Apply Now for Science Fair Award Funds and Foster the Audiologists of Tomorrow!

Boston Science Fair 2012

George Lok receives an award from the AAA Foundation for his project, Autism Prescreening Tool for Mobile Device, at AudiologyNOW! 2012.

The American Academy of Audiology Foundation (AAAF) is pleased to partner with the American Academy of Audiology to foster the audiologists of tomorrow with its science fair recruitment initiative. The AAAF will provide funding to state audiology organizations to award to students who present outstanding secondary school science fair projects in hearing, balance, and sound.

Last year, the Foundation partnered with the state academies in Connecticut and Texas, as well as Boston-area audiologists. Representatives from these three states awarded a total of five high school students with awards for their excellence in research in hearing, balance, and sound. Two students from Massachusetts were invited to display their projects at AudiologyNOW! in Boston, where they interacted with audiology professionals and learned about the exciting opportunities available in a future career in audiology.

State audiology organizations are encouraged to not only award these young researchers for their excellence but also mentor them as they continue to follow an interest in the hearing sciences. This program, in combination with leadership from dedicated audiologists, will help encourage many of these students to pursue a career in audiology. 

We encourage you to participate in this valuable program in 2013. Applications for science fair award funds will be accepted on a rolling basis through March 15, 2013. For application information and resouces to get started, click here.

2012 Science Fair Winners:

Boston Public Schools Science Fair

  • George Lok, Autism Prescreening Tool for Mobile Device
  • Nicole Martin, The Crystal Radio...How it Works

64th Connecticut State Science Fair
Awards presented in partnership with Connecticut Academy of Audiology:

  • Vivian Conley, Balance
  • Jacob Zavatone-Veth, Are High School Band Students at Risk for Hearing Damage?

2012 ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair
Award presented in partnership with Texas Academy of Audiology:

  • Elliot Gorokhovsky, The Effect of Feedback on Transistor Amplifiers

 

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