The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation’s mission is to advance science and technology in the United States by providing financial awards to academically outstanding United States citizens studying to complete degrees in science, engineering, and medical research. Recipients were selected by a School committee in recognition of their outstanding past academic performance and excellent promise for future scholarship.
Sarah Katz is honored with this award for 2016-17. She is a second-year PhD student advised by Dr. Steven Nutt at the M.C. Gill Composites Center at the University of Southern California. She is studying the material optimization of an alternative composite manufacturing process, called “Out-of-Autoclave Vacuum Bag Only” (OOA/VBO), utilized in aerospace applications.
Pictured is Sarah katz holding a lab-scale version of the OOA/VBO process in one of the labs at the M.C. Gill Composites Center
ARCS held a Scholars Recognition Lunch on November 4, 2016, at the California Club in Downtown Los Angeles for the ARCS members and scholars in the Los Angeles Area. ARCS awarded scholarships to students from Caltech, UCLA, Pomona College, and Harvey Mudd College.
Pictured are the recipients of the ARCS Scholarship Award from USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Sarah Katz is pictured sitting in the the bottom left