Kirk Ziegler, Ph.D., was awarded the UF Graduate School’s annual Faculty Doctoral Mentoring Award for his approach to mentoring chemical engineering doctoral students.
“Perhaps the most fulfilling evidence of mentorship success has been the continual interaction that I have been able to maintain with my students after they graduate. Many of them continue to work with our group after graduation―not for the sake of completing work that they were conducting but to provide mentorship to current students or to forge new collaborations in new areas.” -Kirk Ziegler, Ph.D.
The annual award encourages and rewards excellence, innovation and effectiveness in mentoring. Nominations for the award come from current graduate students, graduate alumni, faculty members, graduate coordinators, department chairs, school directors, college deans and higher-level administrators. Each year, the award gives $3,000 to approximately five faculty members, with an additional $1,000 deposited into each winner’s department account for use in supporting doctoral students.