CU-Boulder to Host Annual Science Scholar Award Luncheon on Nov. 9

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Nov. 1, 2011

A national foundation that recognizes the achievements of science, engineering and medical scholars will award $175,000 in scholarships to Colorado students during a luncheon next week at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The Colorado chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, or ARCS Foundation, will hold its annual scholar recognition luncheon at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in the Stadium Club at CU-Boulder’s Folsom Field.

Thirty-five students from CU-Boulder and other Colorado schools who are studying science, engineering and medicine will receive scholarships at the luncheon. Each year, the foundation confers scholarships to U.S. citizens who demonstrate strong character, excellence in their work and financial need.

CU-Boulder Professor Bernard Amadei also will be introduced as the ARCS Foundation Honoree of the Year in recognition of his contributions to the engineering community. Amadei, who holds the Mortenson Chair in Global Engineering at CU-Boulder, is the founding president of Engineers Without Borders-USA, a nonprofit organization collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects in more than 45 developing countries.

The ARCS Foundation was established in 1958 after the launch of Sputnik and has donated more than $78 million in student scholarships nationwide since its inception. CU-Boulder students have received $687,500 in scholarships from the foundation since the Colorado chapter was established in 1976.

The following CU-Boulder students are among this year’s scholarship recipients: Brandi Briggs, mechanical engineering; Daniel Knights, computer science; Teresa Legg, ecology and evolutionary biology; Jennifer Mindock, aerospace engineering sciences; Marcus Piquette, astronomy; Daniel Preston, ecology and evolutionary biology; Loren Sackett, ecology and evolutionary biology; and Dane Taylor, applied mathematics.

KCNC Channel 4 News Anchor Jim Benemann will introduce the scholars as the master of ceremonies.

For more information about the ARCS Foundation, visit



Carol Rowe, CU-Boulder, 303-492-7426

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