The Pegasus Professor and Endowed Chair, who specializes in simulation and modeling, is UCF’s 17th NAI fellow — the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
Greg Welch is one of 164 national faculty members who have been named to the National Academy of Inventors and one of only 10 from Florida this year. Welch is the AdventHealth Endowed Chair in Healthcare Simulation in the College of Nursing and a Pegasus Professor, UCF’s highest faculty honor. The computer scientist and engineer is also the co-director of the UCF Synthetic Reality Laboratory.
The NAI Fellows Program recognizes academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors, according to the NAI. The year’s honorees will be formally appointed at the Fellows Induction Ceremony during the 11th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors in June 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.Read More
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