ServiceI view service as an integral part of the continuous development and improvement of my role as a faculty and as a citizen in this country. I am passionate about service because I firmly believe that the impact of my service lasts beyond the realm of my academic career. My notable mentoring services culminated in the award of a national NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards in 2013. I started the first National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students (REU) Site Program in my department. The chairing of the PhD proposal committee in my department since 2012 culminated in a proposal submitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) in June 2016 and approved in April 2017. Within my community, I have participated as a panel speaker, advisory board member, and mentor to actively promote STEM education.
InstitutionAt the university level, I had served as a member of the University Library Committee (2009-2016), Round Rock Higher Education Incentive Committee (2004-2005), Asian Studies Board of Advisors (2006-2010), and a panel speaker in the university wide Mentoring Workshop entitled "Mentoring Faculty, Mentoring Students" organized by the the Academic Development and Assessment Program (2014).
At the college level, I served as a member of the REP committee from 2007-2009. I was a member of Graduate Council from 2010-2013. I served as a member of the College Review Group from 2012-2015. I was also nominated by my chair to serve as a member of the Dean Summative Review Group in 2014. I had served as one of the key members of the Women in Science and Engineering planning committee (WISE) from 2010-2012.
At the department level, I currently serve as the Program Director of the new Ph.D. program and a member of the graduate and the recruitment committees.