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Nine Physical Sciences Graduate Students Awarded ARCS Foundation Fellowships

November 07, 2016

ARCS Foundation Fellowship

Nine graduate students in the Division of Physical Sciences have been awarded fellowships provided to exceptional students pursuing research in the natural sciences, engineering and medicine from the San Diego chapter of the ARCS Foundation, Inc.

A national nonprofit organization led entirely by women, the ARCS Foundation is dedicated to boosting American leadership in science and technology by supporting promising undergraduate and graduate students. Since its inception in 1985, the San Diego chapter has awarded nearly $5 million to graduate students at UC San Diego.

The nine Division of Physical Sciences students were among 34 UC San Diego graduate students who this year received a total of $255,000 in fellowship awards from the ARCS Foundation.

They include five graduate students in the Department of Physics, three in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and one in the Department of Mathematics.

The five physics graduate students are Frederick Matsuda, Emily Nardoni, David Leon and Aleksandra Shirman. The three chemistry graduate students are Michael Denny, Jr., Cassandra Callmann and Jessica Peters. The mathematics graduate student is Robert Snellman.

In addition to their financial awards, recognition as an ARCS Scholar gives students access to a network of talented researchers in academia and industry.

More information on this year’s fellowship awards to UC San Diego is available at: