CU-Boulder To Host Annual Science Scholar Award Luncheon On Nov. 15

November 7, 2007

A national foundation that recognizes the achievements of science, engineering and medical scholars will award $166,000 in scholarships to Colorado students during an annual luncheon next week at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The Colorado chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Students, or ARCS Foundation, will hold its annual scholar luncheon at noon on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Stadium Club at CU-Boulder’s Folsom Field.

Thirty-three 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 awards scholarships to U.S. citizens who demonstrate strong character, excellence in their work and financial need. CU-Boulder students have received $46,000 in scholarships from the foundation for the 2007-08 academic year.

Nobel Laureate John Hall is the ARCS Foundation Honoree of the Year for 2007-08 in recognition of his contributions to the scientific community. Hall, a fellow and senior research associate at JILA, a joint institute of CU-Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, received the 2005 Nobel Prize in physics.

ARCS was created in 1958 after the Sputnik launch. Since receiving its charter in 1976, the foundation’s Colorado chapter has donated more than $1.1 million in scholarships to students in the CU System, with $542,500 going to CU-Boulder students. Fifteen chapters have raised more than $61 million and funded more than 11,000 scholarships nationwide since the foundation's inception.

The following are CU-Boulder students who will receive ARCS Foundation scholarships for 2007 and the degrees they are pursuing:

Ryan Erickson, bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering; Ryan Kobrick, doctorate in aerospace engineering sciences; Kyle Lampe, doctorate in chemical engineering; Kyle Landgraf, doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biophysics; Michael Lyons, doctorate in mechanical engineering; Lisa Mayhew, doctorate in geological sciences; John O’Brien master’s degree in electrical engineering; Colby Stoddard, doctorate in microbiology; and Will Wieder, doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology.

For more information about the Colorado chapter of the ARCS Foundation visit www.arcsfoundation.org.

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