Award of Excellence 2011 recipient
UTAA Graduate Scholars
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Faculty of Arts and Science
Mubdi Rahman is a PhD student in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics with a special interest in massive star-forming complexes in the Milky Way Galaxy. Two papers on which he worked were published in The Astrophysical Journal in 2010. Mr. Rahman has won the Mary and Ron Martin Graduate Fellowship in Astrophysics and the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award. His cutting-edge work in star formation is the perfect complement to his dedication to public scientific literacy. Mr. Rahman has given talks in secondary schools and worked for years as a judge in science fairs. He has been a driving force behind the Science Rendezvous series of public-awareness events and is also president of the Graduate Astronomy Students Association.