Our scholars and their research are where the vision and work of ARCS Foundation Pittsburgh are realized. The members of the Pittsburgh Chapter are proud of our scholars and delighted to record their progress and success.
|ARCS Scholar Alum Spotlight - Melissa Day|
Melissa writes, “I can’t believe it’s been six whole years since I became an ARCS scholar!” Melissa was the recipient of the Dr. Arnold O. Beckman Award for the first three years of her doctoral degree at the world-renowned Chemical Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University from 2009-2012. She has recently completed her PhD and will be an AAAS Fellow this coming September while working at the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Research in the Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program. She says, “I’m very excited!”
ARCS Scholar Alum Spotlight - Bart Roland
|Bart was an ARCS scholar at Pitt from 2008 to 2011. He wrote to us, "I just wanted to give you and the other ARCS folks a heads up that some of my thesis work will be released soon in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Cell Science."|
|ARCS Scholar Alum Spotlight - Elisabeth Gilmore|
|In 2004, Elisabeth Gilmore was the first and sole recipient of a Scholar Award from the ARCS Foundation - Pittsburgh Chapter. She now holds a dual PhD in Engineering and Public Policy and Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Her dissertation work evaluated the costs, air quality and human health effects of distributed electricity generation.|
Following a post-doctoral position at the Climate Decision Making Center at CMU, Elisabeth was selected as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC, where she worked on the quantification of benefits and avoided risks of different climate scenarios in the Climate Change Division at the Environmental Protection Agency.
To read more about Elisabeth's research, click here.
Whitney Coyle - Hello all!
I am in State College at the moment and I wanted to let you know of some good news I received recently. I applied this year for some extra funds through NSF and through the French Embassy in Washington, DC to fund my travels back and forth from France to the United States and I was lucky enough to receive both of the fellowships I applied for: The NSF-GROW fellowship as well as the French Embassy of the United State's Chateaubriand Fellowship. I am so thankful for these opportunities and I know that ARCS has always had a large part in my success here at Penn State. Thank you again for all you have done.
Katherine Ricke, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Engineering & Public Policy,
ARCS Pittsburgh Scholar 2007-2010
Scientific American, July 19 2010