The Holiday Open House, Dec. 6th, was wonderful! Many thanks to Kim Hood and her husband for being our gracious hosts and creating such an environment of cheer and merriment. Thanks, also, to those members and friends who attended and had the opportunity to spend time with our scholars; guests were able to learn more about the important research our current and alumni scholars are accomplishing as part of ARCS funding. At this time of year, it is especially humbling to know that our investment has helped these researchers maintain labs, attend conferences, and engage in work for the betterment of humanity. Finally, a thank you to all scholars who were able to join the fun; it was, indeed, gratifying to see the robust number who were able to juggle academic and professional obligations to be there.
ARCS Utah Members Ruth Novak and Cece Foxley with current Utah ARCS Scholar Brad Jacobsen
VP, Scholar Outreach Anne Erickson (right) with current scholar Sam Sprawls (center) and Prof. Steven Naleway, Phoenix Scholar (left) currently at the U of U
Shannon Hanson, Scholar Award 2010
“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."
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.”
Dr. Siam Oottamasathien, Scholar Alum
“ARCS was truly significant to me because it was a strong catalyst for pursuing my basis science interests. The money and recognition was a tremendous stepping-stone. I am committed to basic science research as part of my future.”