The Summer Platform for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) is a unique, campus-wide symposium for students working on research at The University of Texas at Dallas. It is designed to be a “capstone” for student projects developed during the summer. The SPUR includes a number of on-going summer research programs at UTD, including the Clark Summer Research Program, the Bioengineering Undergraduate Research Scholars program, (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates and others. Ofelia Azucena Gomez Chacon is an REU undergraduate student who worked in Dr. Baowei Fei’s research lab and won a Poster Award for her research work on hyperspectral imaging.
Review activities of the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) are organized into Review Branches (RBs). Each RB represents a cluster of study sections around a general scientific area. NIH grant applications generally are assigned first to an RB, and then to a specific study section within that RB for evaluation of scientific merit. An NIH study section consists experts focused on a particular research field who are charged with reviewing NIH grant proposals. The NIH Center for Scientific Review invited Dr. Fei to chair the NIH Study Section Special Emphasis Panel ZRG1 SBIB-C (03) – Member Conflict: Medical Imaging Investigations in July 2022
The CAST-STEM Program aims to create synergies in STEM education by providing high-school students hands-on study experience with current university professors at the University of Texas at Dallas for a consecutive 6 to 7 weeks. Four high school students, Riley Yuan, Eric Yi, Nancy Yan, and Rin Hayashi, conducted a research project under the direct supervision of Patric Bettati in Dr. Baowei Fei’s research laboratory. At the closing ceremony, the team won the Science Education Award for their project on augmented reality for medical applications.
The objective of the International Association for Spectral Imaging (IASIM) is to provide a unified open and interactive forum for the exchange of information and ideas within the general spectral imaging community, regardless of the image spectral range (ultraviolet, visible, near, mid, or far infrared, or mass spectrometry) or spatial range (microscopic, macroscopic, remote sensing). The biannual conference brought together speakers, contributors, attendees and exhibitors from areas covering all aspects of spectral imaging (microscopic, macroscopic, remote sensing) and a large variety of spectroscopic techniques. Dr. Fei was invited to give a keynote talk on medical hyperspectral imaging at the international conference.
In appreciation of the exceptionally dedicated efforts of the UT Dallas faculty, the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of the Provost annually recognize an outstanding UT Dallas faculty member who excels in his/her undergraduate research mentoring efforts. The Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring seeks to formally acknowledge a faculty mentor who demonstrates superior leadership, support, and guidance towards the development of UT Dallas undergraduate students and their research endeavors. Dr. Baowei Fei is among the nine faculty members who were nominated for the 2022 Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring at the University of Texas at Dallas.
The Faculty Research Awards recognize three Jonsson School faculty members (one assistant professor, one associate professor, and one full professor) for their outstanding research contributions and are given annually at the Recognition and Appreciation Banquet. Dr. Baowei Fei received the Faculty Research Award at the full professor level, which honors one senior faculty member of the Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, who has produced exceptional research.
Dr. Fei chaired the NIH Study Section Panel (ZEB1 OSR-F M2) for the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). The NIH Panel consisted of experts and leaders in the field of biomedical imaging and provided the scientific review for the NIBIB Center Grant applications.
The Undergraduate Research Awards at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science offer engineering majors financial support to work with a top Jonsson School faculty member on relevant research projects. The $500 awards give students the opportunity to build practical experience that opens doors for graduate school, internships, and careers. Ted Shi, an undergraduate student from Dr. Baowei Fei’s lab, won the 2022 Jonsson School Undergraduate Experience Research Award.
The Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards are a one-time competitive award made by the Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of Texas at Dallas, designed to reward the contributions and facilitate the professional development of undergraduate researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas. Students selected to receive an Undergraduate Research Scholar Award receive $500 and the certificate, awarded upon participation in the Undergraduate Research Scholar Award poster competition held in mid-April. Jeff Young, an undergraduate student from Dr. Baowei Fei’s lab, won the 2022 Undergraduate Research Scholar Award.
The Undergraduate Research Scholar Awards are a one-time competitive award made by the Office of Undergraduate Education at the University of Texas at Dallas, designed to reward the contributions and facilitate the professional development of undergraduate researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas. Students selected to receive an Undergraduate Research Scholar Award receive $500 and the certificate, awarded upon participation in the Undergraduate Research Scholar Award poster competition held in mid-April. Two undergraduate students, Patric Bettati and Ted Shi, from Dr. Baowei Fei’s lab, won the 2021 Undergraduate Research Scholar Award.