Current Scholars

ARCS Foundation, Colorado Chapter

2014 Scholar Awards

Colorado School of Mines

Austin Bistline
ARCS/Harriet & Don Peterson Scholar
Major:  Geophysical Engineering, B.S.
Career Objective:  To establish myself as a team member among engineers and business professionals, to push the envelope on what is possible, to help raise the standard of living of suffering societies, and to create relevant solutions to relevant problems.
McKyler Korth
ARCS Scholar
Major:  Mechanical Enginerring, B.S. 
Career Objective:  Work in the entertainment industry
 
Ryan Czarny
ARCS/ Marsh Link Memorial Scholar
Major: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, B.S. 
Career Objective: To pursue a PhD. In Chemical and Biochemical Engineering followed by a career in biomedical research.
Mason Traylor
ARCS Scholar
Major:  Computer Science, B.S.
Career Objective:  International Business and Humanitarian work
 
Devin Jorstad
ARCS Scholar 
Major: Mehanical Engineering, B.S.
Career Objective: Work collaboratively with a biomedical company in the design of prosthetics, joint replacements, medical devices, or perform R&D relating to biomechanics that can be used for clinical applications.  
 
Nicole Neals
ARCS/Marsh Link Memorial Scholar 
Major:  Environmental Engineering, B.S.
Career Objective: To obtain a M.S. in Civil Engineering; then to work for or form a civil engineering design company to enhance energy efficiency in buildings and to work towards increasing the number of zero energy buildings.  
Mathew Hayne
ARCS Scholar
Major:  Materials Science, Ph.D.
Career Objective:  Obtain a job in the reactive materials engineering field developing novel materials to meet innovative engineering needs.
 
Samuel Elliot Friedman
ARCS Scholar
Major: Electrical Engineering, M.S. 
Career Objective:  To be constantly challenged by the task in front of me, allowing myself to never stop learning and give my wholehearted effort into every aspect of work.
 
Ryan Beethe
ARCS Scholar 
Major: Engineering physics, B.S.
Career Objective: It is my goal to work for a robotics engineering firm out of college for several years.  I hope to eventually start my own robotics company
 
Nohemi Almaraz
ARCS Scholar 
Major:  Civil Engineering, B.S.
Career Objective:  I wish to obtain my professional engineering license and work in industry to experience and deal with real world applications of my career. 
 
Colorado State University  
Celeste Allaband  
ARCS/Sue Kintzele Scholar (SOS) 
(2nd Year ARCS Scholar) 
Major: Doctorate, Veterinary Medicine 
Career Objective:  Mixed mobile veterinary practice, infectious disease researcher, author and professor
Tyler Dell 
ARCS/Howard Cherne Memorial Scholar (SOS) 
Major: Civil Engineering, B.S. 
Career Objectives: To work as a water resource engineer in Colorado and travel to developing countries to help improve the availability and quality of their water.  
Colt Daugherty  
ARCS/Courtenay C. Davis Scholar  
(2nd Year ARCS Scholar)  
Major: Doctorate, Veterinary Medicine 
Career Objectives:  To be a large animal practitioner with clinical treatment utilizing previous animal research to improve the quality and security of animal health.
Katie Lawrence   
ARCS/Elnore & Ronald Grow Scholar 
(2nd Year ARCS Scholar) 
Major: Mechanical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering, B.S.   
Career Objective: To work with prosthetics or with robotics. 
 
Irene Lui 
ARCS/Mary Ellen Owen Memorial Scholar  
(2nd Year ARCS Scholar) 
Major: Biochemistry, B.S./M.S. 
Career Objective: To work as a researcher and develop therapeutic treatments for various diseases.
Amani Ula Moin 
ARCS/Harry L. Willett Foundation Scholar (SOS)  
Major: Chemical and Biological Engineering, B.S./ Economics, B.A. 
Career Objective: A career in pharmaceuticals or medical devices industry. 
 
Gilman Plitt 
ARCS/Harry L. Willett Foundation Scholar (SOS)  
Major: Chemistry, B.S., Biochemistry, B.S. 
Career Objective: To become a doctor in surgery.
 
 
Susan Schaff  
ARCS/Davis Endowment Scholar   
Major: Doctorate, Veterinary Medicine 
Career Objective: Veterinary Public Health
Kaila Thornton 
ARCS/Howard Cherne Memorial Scholar (SOS) 
(2 Year ARCS Scholar)   
Major: Computer Science, B.S.  
Career Objective: To work in the defense as a defense contractor or for the US government to help combat terrorism.
University Of Colorado Boulder   
Chelsea Cook 
ARCS/ Jo & Dick Byyny Scholar (SOS) 
Major: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ph.D.  
Career Objectives: to make a difference with underserved groups  by teaching and working to help them become engaged in biology. 
Christine Fanchiang    
ARCS/ Lockheed Martin Scholar (SOS)  
(2nd Year Scholar) 
Major: Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Ph.D. 
Career Objective: To be an explorer on the moon or even Mars.
Erin George     
ARCS/Marcy & Bruce Benson Scholar (SOS) 
(2nd Year ARCS Scholar) 
Major:  Physics and Astrophysics, B.A. 
Career Objective: To earn a Ph.D. and work as a researcher. 
Erin Griggs 
ARCS/ Colorado Space Business Roundtable 
and Colorado Space Coalition Scholar (SOS) 
Major: Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Ph.D. 
Career Objective: To pursue a multi-faceted career within the  
Aerospace industry and promote education in science, engineering,  and mathematics to future generations.
Taylor Hotz     
ARCS/Howard Cherne Memorial Scholar (SOS)  
(2nd Year ARCS Scholar) 
Major: Integrative Physiology, B.A. 
Career Objective: To become a physician, participating in charitable medical missions around the world.
Daniel Korytina 
ARCS/Connie Burwell White & William W. White 
Foundation Scholar   
(2nd Year ARCS Scholar) 
Major:  Computer Science, Ph.D. 
Career Objective: To accelerate scientific discovery through lightweight automation of workflow.
Lan Tuong thi Nguyen  
ARCS/Howard Cherne Memorial Scholar (SOS)  
(2nd Year ARCS Scholar) 
Major:  Structural Civil Engineering, Ph.D. 
Career Objective: To become a licensed engineer and teach so I can continue sharing my knowledge with others. 
Marcus Piquette    
ARCS/Ball Aerospace Scholar 
(3rd Year ARCS Scholar)    
Major: Astrophysics. Ph.D. 
Career Objectives: A career as a researcher/professor 
Christopher Poulton 
ARCS/Sarah & Brent Gephart Scholar 
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S. 
Career Objective: Professor in Electrical Engineering managing a research group
Daan Stevenson 
ARCS/Kenneth Kleinknecht Memorial Scholar 
(2nd Year ARCS Scholar) 
Major:  Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Ph.D. 
Career Objective: To contribute to the pursuit and promotion of space exploration
University Of Colorado Colorado Springs(14/15)  
McKenna Lovejoy  
ARCS Scholar  
Major: Ph.D. engineering, concentration in Electrical Engineering
Career Objectives: To pursue a Ph.D. and be actively involved in the research and development of new technology and algorithms contributing to advances in the area of signal processing
Ryan Bosworth  
ARCS/Lockheed Martin Scholar (SOS) 
(2nd Year Scholar) 
Major: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D. 
Career Objectives: to be a lead research scientist in the field  of plasma propulsion and space exploration. 
 
Scott Melton
ARCS Scholar   
Major: MESE (Ph.D. Security) 
Career Objective: SDN research, virtualization
University Of Colorado Denver(2014-15)  
Rebecca Bachman     
ARCS Scholar
Major: Dual Degrees: BSME & BSBA 
Career Objectives: Combine my mechanical engineering and finance degrees to find affordable solutions to real world problems
Jacob Altholz 
ARCS Scholar 
Major: Bioengineering
Career Objectives: M.D./Ph.D. in neurolory or similar field, Reasearch or Practicing Doctor
Jesse Hanson 
ARCS Scholar   
Major: Civil Engineering 
Career Objectives:  Work in sustainable infrastructure planning and development

 

University Of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

 
Quan Bui
ARCS/Connie Burwell White & William W. White Foundation Scholar
Major: MD II  
Career Objective:  To usher in “personalized medicine” as a cardiologist at an academic institution and work with other physician-scientists to provide more individualized, effective treatments for patients. 
Ryan D’souza
ARCS/ Ludeman Family Endowment Scholar
Major:  MD II
Career Objective: To become a clinical cardiologist who concurrently carries out research responsibilities in cardiology.
Brian Davis
ARCS/Nancy & Earl Wright Family Scholar
Major: MD II
Career Objective:  To become an orthopedic surgeon here in Colorado.
Marisol King
ARCS Light Scholar
Major:  DDS IV
Career Objective:  To pursue a dental specialty program with a M.S. I look forward to both clinical practice and research and hope to interest my peers and colleagues in research as well.  
Paul Leccese 
ARCS/Helen & Joseph McConaty Memorial Scholar 
Major:  MD II
Career Objective: To pursue a career in academic medicine; to pursue opportunites to do long-term clinical work in developing countries.
Lincoln Pac
ARCS Courtenay C. & Lucy Patten Davis Foundation Scholar 
Major:  MD IV
Career Objective: To continue working in resource-limited countries as a medical microbiologist. 
Henry (Hank) Schilling  
ARCS/J. C. & Rosemary Bristow Memorial Scholar
Major:  MD II
Career Objective:  To pursue a career in cardiology.  I hope to incorporate research into health outcomes or quality improvement into my practice, perhaps via an academic institute or other large-scale provider.  
Jason Smucny
ARCS SOS Scholar
Major:  Ph.D in Neuroscience
Career Objective:  To become an independent researcher in the mental health field, using brain imaging to help find new treatments for mental illness.
Rebecca Tran
ARCS/Dr. James H. Shore Memorial Scholar
Major:  MD II
Career Objective: To become a compassionate physician who commits time to both patient care and clinical research; to continue clinical research in neurology and related fields in order to augment our understanding and therapeutic approaches of different disorders.
Timothy Ung
ARCS/ Kenneth King Foundation Scholar
Major:  MD III
Career Objective: Academic neurosurgery specializing in the treatment and research of intracranial neoplasms.