Physics Professor Recognized for her Dedication in the Classroom

Professor Rebecca Forrest, recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston in 2009, was recognized for her dedication in the classroom. From helping students master the basic mathematical skills necessary to succeed in physics to developing new experiments used in the advanced laboratory, she is credited with being the driving force behind the creation of new courses and improvements in existing ones within the physics department.

One of her former students attests that Professor Forrest "is very passionate about the material, and her genuine enthusiasm inevitably sparks the students' interest and desire to learn more, to explore beyond the required material."

The award comes with a trophy and a $5,000 prize.