CNCSP199RA and ED199RA are undergraduate courses offered through the UCSB Koegel Autism Center. We offer an opportunity for a limited number of students to acquire research and clinical experience while earning upper-division course units. We are looking for high-achieving students, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Experience in the field of developmental disabilities is desirable, but not required.
Dr. Robert Koegel and Dr. Ty Vernon are professors for these research courses. Dr. Koegel accepts students from both courses and Dr. Vernon accepts CNCSP199RA students. In addition, each student works under a graduate student who trains, supervises, and assigns research and clinical tasks to him/her.
Research experience is a critical component in most graduate school applications. The UCSB Koegel Autism Center allows undergraduates to participate in all steps in the research process, under the close guidance and supervision of an experienced graduate student clinician. Undergrads may also have the opportunity to work directly with children with autism and their families and schools, again with close supervision.
If you are an undergraduate who would like to find out more information about enrolling in either the CNCSP199RA or ED199RA course, please print out a recruitment form, fill it out, and turn it in to the Koegel Autism Center, located in the new Education Building, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have further questions, please email us at email@example.com and type "CNCSP199RA" or "ED199RA" on the subject line.
Embedding Social Reinfocers into Lunchtime Activities in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Erin Engstrom, Sunny Kim, M.A., Courtney Ribnick, M.Ed., Robert L. Koegel Ph.D
Erin Engstrom presenting her research at UCSB's 2013 Undergraduate Research Colloquium funded by a grant awarded to her by the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) fund.
Improving Social Conversation Skills for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder through Visual Framework
Jorge Monroy, Paige Kensil, Kristen Ashbaugh, M.A., Robert L. Koegel Ph.D
Jorge Monroy and Paige Kensil presenting their research at UCSB's 2013 Undergraduate Research Colloquium.
John Danial, Sunny Kim, Derek Rubinstein B.A., Robert L. Koegel Ph.D., Rosy M. Fredeen Ph.D.
Derek Rubinstein, John Danial, and Sunny Kim (undergraduates at the time) with Robert Koegel Ph. D. presenting their research at UCSB's 2009 Undergraduate Research Colloquium funded by a grant awarded to them by the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) fund.