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Rebecca ForrestRebecca Forrest

Instructional Associate Professor
Department of Biology and Biochemistry

Office: Science & Research 1, 515C
Contact: rforrest@uh.edu - (713) 743-3507

Education: Ph.D., University of Houston, 1998

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Dr. Rebecca Forrest uses X-ray Diffraction to analyze the structure of materials and understand their relationships to fundamental physical and electrical properties. Forrest’s present research focuses on epitaxial opto-electronic materials.

She also does Physics Education research. Current research is on teaching methods that improve student learning and on developing inquiry-based physics education materials.

Honors and Awards:

2014-2015: University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award for Instructor/Clinical Faculty
2012: Natural Sciences and Mathematics John C. Butler Excellence in Teaching Award
2008-2009: University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award for Instructor/Clinical Faculty

Organizations, Outreach, Boards, Memberships:

American Association of Physics Teachers
American Physical Society
Materials Research Society
Physics Teacher Education Coalition