The Orange County Chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation held their 16th Annual Scholar Awards dinner at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center. The event is held annually to honor both the year’s award recipients and the supporters of the Orange County ARCS chapter. The foundation was initiated to provide financial assistance to promising young U.S. scientists, and has many chapters throughout the country. School of Biological Sciences graduates Allison Najafi, Zachariah Reagh and Nan Wu Hultgren were recognized during the event:
Founding President Pat Beckman Scholar
Allison Najafi, Neurobiology and Behavior
Roche ARCS Scholar
Zachariah Reagh, Neurobiology and Behavior
Elizabeth Blackburn Scholar
Nan Wu Hultgren, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Founded in 1958, The ARCS Foundation seeks to advance science and technology in the U.S. by providing assistance to exceptional citizens studying to complete degrees in STEM fields. The Orange County chapter has provided more than 200 scholar awards to UCI students totaling over 2 million dollars since its inception.