Current Scholars 2021-22

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Orange County Chapter provides awards to exceptional PhD students at UC Irvine. The year 2021-2022 the chapter has funded 17 ARCS Scholars. 

At our Awards Dinner, the ARCS Scholars showcase their contributions in the fields of science, engineering and medicine and, enlight us with their vision for a better future. This yearly event is a wonderful chance to meet the ARCS Scholars, and learn about their research during the poster session/reception. Keynote speakers are second year ARCS Scholars who speak about their research. 

1st Year Scholars

Emory James Edwards

ICS

Brian Tran

ICS

Makena Leigh Ewald

Biological Sciences

Rebecca E. (Vargas) Kattan

Biological Sciences

Rachael Elizabeth Hokenson

School of Medicine

Lauren Ashley Urban

School of Medicine

Alejandro Carlos Lavernia

Engineering

Vincent Zaballa

Engineering

Kylie Shizu Uyeda

Physical Sciences

Aoon Rizvi

Physical Sciences

2nd Year Scholars

Kathryn Dover

Mathematics

Brendan Finicle

Biology

Noble Kennamer

Computer Science

Jaylen Lee

Statistics

Julia Zakashansky

Engineering

Kevin Née

Chemistry

Bridget Ratitong

Physiology and Biophysics