Bram Hunt, ARCS Scholar 2018-2019, is working diligently to complete his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering under the mentorship of Dr. Ravi Ranjan, a clinical electrophysiologist. His current project applies modern engineering technologies, particularly artificial intelligence (AI) and sophisticated electrophysiology analysis methods, to the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
Emily Diedrich, ARCS Scholar 2019-2020, is working on completing her PhD in Civil Engineering. Her focus is on mass timber beam-column joints and mass timber frames. The first phase of the project will focus on the joint which uses steel plates and dowels to connect an LVL beam and column. ... Read more
Anthony Yin, ARCS Scholar 2018-2019 is working on his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His current research is focused on creating porous fluorhydroxyapatite scaffolds using freeze casting. He is analyzing the material and mechanical properties of the porous scaffolds as well as looking into the viability of human osteoblast cells as these... Read more
Sean Collon, MD, ARCS Scholar 2019-2020 is working on two projects related to eye health in Utah. The first is a Community Health Needs Assessment which will provide data to allow for much more efficient and effective delivery of care to underserved regions and populations. The data collection phase is just... Read more
Dr. Bradley Jacobsen, M.D., ARCS Scholar (2017-2018) has recently been accepted as a vitreoretinal fellow at The Retina Group of Washington in Washington, D.C. "Because of the funds provided by the ARCS foundation, I was able to conduct and publish the research that I was passionate about. I think that... Read more
While an undergraduate, Nicholas Nolta (Nick) read about brain-machine interfaces and how they could provide bionic vision, hearing, or motor control for people who had lost these functions due to stroke, injury, or disease. He also read about how, in the far future, they might be used to expand the... Read more
Each year the chapter recognizes a member who has contributed significantly to our mission. This year we are recognizing Christine Klien, a founding member of the Utah Chapter. We are so lucky she has chosen to support our mission by being active in our chapter. Chris joined ARCS in 2009... Read more
Look no further than the University of Utah to understand how the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Scholar Program assists institutions hoping to recruit and retain the best and brightest young researchers.
Each year, ARCS awards $15,000 to an incoming first-year John A. Moran Eye Center resident, allowing... Read more
Eileen Hwang, MD, PhD, received the ARCS scholarship in 2014. She joined the Moran Eye Center faculty in 2019, specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of children and adults with retinal conditions.
Hwang was recently accepted into the University of Utah’s Vice President’s Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Program,... Read more