“Being an ARCS scholar allowed me to choose my own project instead of taking on whatever project had funding, so I chose to continue working towards creating a more sustainable concrete infrastructure."
Nicholas Nolta, James Lee Sorenson Award 2010
“The ARCS scholarship helped me in three major ways. First, it has removed from me a major stressor for a lot of graduate students: money. Second, for lack of a better word, the ARCS scholarship has flattered me. It is a subtle psychological thing, but it has definitely changed the expectations I have for myself. Finally, connecting with you, Dr. Foxley, has been extremely helpful…having another person in my life who cares and understands how I’m doing, which have all made my first year even more successful.”
Joshua Sewell, Dr. Stacy K. Firth Award 2010
“I am grateful to the ARCS program for the motivation that it has given me to achieve my goals. I have always been a motivated person in all that I do, but being an ARCS scholar has made me strive harder, and study harder to achieve my goals. I believe that the advancement of science and engineering in our country is so important ,and I hope to make contributions to that advancement in the future.”