University of Utah

Programs Supported at the University of Utah

 College of Engineering

Programs and departments in the University of Utah (U of U) College of Engineering have been approved by ARCS® Foundation National to provide scholar awards to the brightest students.  The college uses ARCS Foundation scholar awards to attract and recruit top PhD candidates from across the country.  Faculty and administrators within the college and departments select the ARCS Scholars, based on their prior academic achievements.

The programs and departments in the College of Engineering that can participate in identifying students to receive ARCS Foundation scholar awards are the following:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Computing

The University of Utah College of Engineering’s mission is to prepare students for leadership positions and professional practice in academia, industry and government; to improve the productivity, health, safety and enjoyment of human life through leading-edge research; and to stimulate and grow the economy by providing qualified engineering professionals and by transferring the technologies developed in College of Engineering research to the private sector.

John A. Moran Eye Center

ARCS Foundation Utah has joined with the John A. Moran Eye Center to make awards to first year residents in their highly selective residency program.  Residents in this program are exceptionally prepared, completing their internship in a combined ophthalmology and internal medicine program.  Residents spend four months in ophthalmology, including one half-day a week at Moran’s Continuity Clinic, where they follow a patient’s care throughout their ophthalmology rotation, and four and a half days at the VA Salt Lake City hospital.  Moran goes beyond traditional curriculum to teach residents and fellows how to provide patients with the best outcomes at the lowest cost.