Mentoring Work Gains National Recognition for Pegasus Professor

Talat RahmanA UCF Trustee Chair Professor and Pegasus Professor in physics was recognized with the American Vacuum Society (AVS) Recognition for Excellence in Mentoring Award for guiding the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Talat Rahman, Ph.D. was selected to receive the AVS award to honor her work in mentoring. Rahman was recognized for helping underrepresented groups and creating an inclusive environment for aspiring STEM students.

“While I am honored to receive this award, it is even more of a delight to note the importance that professional societies are giving to mentoring. I am thankful to my mentors and my gratitude to all mentors, whether formally recognized or not, who are helping others reach their peak,” Rahman said.

The AVS seeks to recognize mentors with scientific and engineering backgrounds for their efforts in mentoring the future generations of scientists and engineers. Rahman is now one of the many mentors awarded with this honor for promoting diversity and inclusion to her students.


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