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 Every March, Faculty Excellence honors 31 women for their impact on students and UCF’s campus community. Honoree bios will be updated daily on the Provost’s website each day during the month of March to feature each woman and her accomplishments.

Kaitlyn Crawford

Kaitlyn Crawford has contributed to at least 17 peer-reviewed research articles and has received several awards for her excellence in research and teaching. Crawford’s nominator says she is an advocate for young women in STEM and has been vital to the development of the bachelor of science materials science and engineering program at UCF. She has also helped increase the number of young women in STEM research and her students have gone on to win various prestigious awards within the world of science. Crawford says passion, curiosity, resilience, innovation, and gratitude are the words that inspire her to strive for success. She also reminds students that life is like a canvas, and to paint it with purpose.