Tristan Mahr Receives SPARC Award

Tristan Mahr is the recipient of a Students Preparing for Academic and Research Careers (SPARC) Award. The award is given by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to students pursuing PhD educations in communication sciences and disorders.

Tristan is a second-year Masters student in the Speech-Language Pathology program in the Department of Communicative Disorders. He performs statistical and acoustic analysis for the Learning To Talk project, a research collaboration among investigators at University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota and the Ohio State University. Tristan’s research interests include speech-sound discrimination in children with autism spectrum disorders and using eye-tracking technology to study early language development.