All humans use multiple forms of communication such as gestures, facial expressions, text, speech, sign language, and pictures and many of us speak more than one language or dialect. The mission of the CALM Lab is to conduct high quality research to describe and support human communication across languages and modalities. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive lab environment that fosters innovation, creativity, and critical thinking.

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Prospective Graduate Students

Dr. King mentors graduate students pursuing their master’s degree in speech-language pathology and Ph.D. degrees in Disability Disciplines or Neuroscience at Utah State University. If you are interested in working with Dr. King in the CALM lab, please reach out to her during the application process and make sure she is accepting new graduate students. We are particularly excited about students who are interested in augmentative and alternative communication, bilingual and multicultural issues in speech-language pathology, and interdisciplinary collaborative research. Bilingual language skills are a plus!

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Undergraduate research assistants are crucial members of the CALM Lab. The undergraduate students in our lab are actively involved in research; this includes participating in study design, participant recruitment and testing, data analysis, and research dissemination.

Undergraduate students who serve as research assistants commit a minimum of 3 hours a week in the lab for at least one academic year. These students are top-notch with a passion for learning, research, and the field of communication sciences and disorders.

If you are interested in volunteering as a research assistant with the lab, please contact Dr. King at marika.king@usu.edu. Bilingual language abilities are a plus but not required.