Faith Sauber, a ’21 biomedical sciences alumna, worked alongside many esteemed UCF professors to conduct undergraduate research. Dr. Mary Jean Amon, Dr. Gregory Welch, and instructor Nicole Verity were helpful throughout her time as an undergraduate, Sauber said.
Sauber, 19, now prepares to leave for Europe to research at the University of Geneva in Switzerland as UCF’s first EuroScholar on Feb. 14. Sauber graduated from UCF in fall 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences.
The EuroScholars program is a unique study abroad program catered to undergraduate students looking for international research experience, according to the EuroScholars website.
Dr. Gregory Welch, UCF pegasus professor and AdventHealth endowed chair in health care simulation, worked alongside Sauber through three semesters at UCF to complete her honors undergraduate thesis. Welch said his advice for students interested in research is to approach the situation with an open mind and consider new perspectives.
Gregory Welch, PhD, became an IEEE Fellow for contributions to tracking methods in augmented reality applications.
The IEEE Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors of the IEEE, and is bestowed upon a very limited number of Senior Members who have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology bringing significant value to our society. The number of IEEE Fellows elevated in a year is no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total IEEE voting membership.
Congratulations Dr. Welch for this great lifetime achievement!
Salam Daher, PhD, UCF Modeling and Simulation Alum and advisee of Gregory Welch was selected as the 2021 Technology Innovator of the Year by the SSH Board of Directors and their Technology Committee. The award presentation will take place at IMSH 2022.
“The Scroll and Quill Society celebrates faculty members who for at least a decade have made scholarly contributions of impact to advance knowledge in their fields, benefit society and distinguish UCF at national or international levels.”
“Gregory Welch, professor, nursing, College of Nursing
Gregory Welch is the AdventHealth Endowed Chair in Healthcare Simulation and a Pegasus Professor who has acquired nearly $9.6 million in active sponsored research. With a background in computer science, his research entails virtual and augmented reality, human-computer interaction, human motion tracking and human surrogates for training and practice, with a focus on applications such as healthcare and defense. Welch’s work has led to groundbreaking patient simulators for training healthcare practitioners.”
Title : Social interaction in augmented reality
Published in: PLOS ONE, May 2019
Pubmed ID: 31086381
Authors: Mark Roman Miller, Hanseul Jun, Fernanda Herrera, Jacob Yu Villa, Greg Welch, Jeremy N. Bailenson
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