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Faghih featured in IEEE publication as 'Woman to Watch'

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Stephen Greenwell
University of Houston assistant professor Dr. Rose Faghih.
University of Houston assistant professor Dr. Rose Faghih.

The research of University of Houston assistant professor Dr. Rose Faghih has been recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Women in Engineering Magazine, with a feature in its June issue.

The article, “Women to Watch – The New Face of Engineering: Faghih Is Applying Her Research to Make an Impact on People's Lives,” is available on the IEEE Xplore website.

Using the backdrop of the 10-year challenge popular earlier in the year, the feature covered Faghih's highlights in the previous decade – earning her master's and doctorate degrees, winning the IEEE-USA's New Face of Engineering Award in 2016, and her role as an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Houston and the director of the school's Computational Medicine Lab.

Faghih was pleased to be spotlighted by IEEE, and noted that it could serve as a good way to get students interested in a career path similar to her own.

“Multiple National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs are starting in May and June across the county,” she said. “As noted in the IEEE WIE spotlight, while I was always passionate about mathematics and engineering, I was introduced to medical and neuroscience research after my RUE experiences. Then, based on both my REU experiences, I developed a research vision and came up with a short research proposal that resulted in an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.”

She added, “One important message is undergraduate students should try their best to get the most of their research experiences. These research experiences can set their paths for many years to come.”

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