Wei R. Chen, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Central Oklahoma, has been named Master's Universities and Colleges Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Chen, an SPIE Fellow, has for several years served as chair of the conference on Biophotonics and Immune Responses at SPIE Photonics West.
Chen is one of four national winners of the 2008 U.S. Professors of the Year awards, recognized for their influence on teaching and their commitment to undergraduate students. State-level awards aslo are made in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam.
Read the complete press release from CASE and the Carnegie foundation.