Bancha Doungratanaex-chai, a Spring'07 graduating senior in Computer Science, has been selected to present his research on Endoscpoic Multimedia Information Systems (EMIS) in the First Annual Iowa State University Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium is scheduled to be held on April 11, 2007 at the Memorial Union on the ISU Campus. The symposium will showcase research by undergraduates in a wide range of academic disciplines within the university. Presenters were selected based on a review of their abstracts by ISU faculty and graduate students with expertise in the relevant areas.
Early on March 5, 2007, Dougratanaex-Chai was selected to participate in the second annual "Research in the Capitol" event at the Iowa State House in Des Moines. By presenting his work at the Capitol in Des Moines, he had the opportunity to accentuate the significance of undergraduate research and scholarship to legislators, reporters and university administrators.
Doungratanaex-chai has been engaged in research for over one year in the area of Medical Informatics, under the supervision of Professors Wallapak Tavanapong and Johnny Wong in the Department of Computer Science, with collaborators from Mayo Clinic and University of North Texas. Doungratanaex-chai 's undergraduate research assistantship has been funded in part by the National Science Foundation, Mayo Clinic, Iowa State University Research Foundation (ISURF), Grow Iowa Values Fund (GIVF), and the ISU Institute for Physical Research and Technology (IPRT).