13 Ph.D. Students Honored at ARCS Luncheon

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On Nov. 20, 13 Georgia Institute of Technology Ph.D. students were among the 45 students from Georgia universities who were honored at a luncheon for ARCS scholars. ARCS Foundation provides funding to foster STEM research to address the country's need for new scientists and engineers.

“For two decades, ARCS has made a profound impact at the Institute through transformative support of undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships,” said Rafael L. Bras, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “I can think of no better investment than to help bright, hardworking students fulfill their potential by making a Georgia Tech graduate education possible.”

The following students were honored:

  • Chastity Aiken, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences: Herz Global Impact Award
  • Josie Bates, Environmental Engineering: Drummond Award
  • Sarah Cannon, Computer Science: Petter Award
  • Lauren Casa, Mechanical Engineering: Betsy Hansen Memorial Award
  • Susan Hastings, Mechanical Engineering: Roche/ARCS Membership Award
  • Benjamin Lee, Mechanical Engineering: Jones Award
  • Elizabeth Nadelman, Civil and Environmental Engineering: UPS Award
  • Temi Olubanjo, Electrical and Computer Engineering: Cannon Award
  • Matthew Plumlee, Industrial and Systems Engineering: Printpack/Love Award
  • Daniel Prosser, Aerospace Engineering: Nunn Award
  • Douglas White, Biomedical Engineering: Leake/Liss Award
  • Shiang-Ting Yeh, Aerospace Engineering: Frannie Graves Memorial/ARCS Century Award)
  • Carol Young, Electrical and Computer Engineering: Cooley Award

Every year, Georgia Tech students are nominated by their advisors for ARCs scholarships. The foundation was established in 1958 by a group of women who had a vision of what America needs to remain technologically strong and internationally competitive. Since then, 17 chapters across the country have provided 14,754 scholar awards totaling more than $87 million.

For more information about this year’s scholars, visit the ARCS website.


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  • Created By:Amelia Pavlik
  • Created:11/21/2014
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
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