An earthquake modeler in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, was named the 2019 ARCS Scholar of the Year, and a dozen other University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduate students received ARCS Scholar Awards at the ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter’s recent year-end banquet.
ARCS, which stands for Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, is dedicated to keeping the U.S. competitive in STEM fields. The organization annually awards $5,000 grants to outstanding UH doctoral students who demonstrate potential for expanding knowledge and applying technological solutions.
Lauren Ward received the Toby Lee ARCS Award in Earth Sciences and the additional $1,000 Scholar of the Year Award for her efforts to refine simulations of the San Andreas Fault System and its crustal deformation response to the earthquake cycle. Her work may improve seismic hazard estimates for complex fault systems.
John A. Burns School Medicine (JABSOM)
One of 15 ARCS Foundation Inc. chapters nationwide, the Honolulu chapter has awarded close to $2 million in unrestricted awards to about 600 UH Mānoa graduate students since 1974.