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Scholarship from ARCS Foundation Received by PhD Student in the M. C. Gill Composites Center for a Second Consecutive Year

PhD Student Sarah (Katz) Schechter wins ARCS Foundation Scholarship Award

November 20, 2017 —


Sarah (Katz) Schechter is honored with receiving the ARCS Scholarship Award for 2017-18 for a second consecutive year. She is a third-year chemical engineering PhD student advised by Dr. Steven Nutt at the M.C. Gill Composites Center at the University of Southern California. She is studying the use of polymer dewetting to create high through-thickness gas permeability prepreg for an alternative composite manufacturing process, called “Out-of-Autoclave Vacuum Bag Only” (OOA/VBO), utilized in aerospace applications.

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.

Pictured is Sarah (Katz) Schechter [front row, right] along with Viterbi School of Engineering Dean Yannis C. Yortsos and other ARCS scholars at the ARCS Scholarship Award Recognition Lunch at the Bel Air Country Club on November 17, 2017.