Image: Liju Mathew, a graduate student working in the Lanzilotta lab, was awarded the ARCS Scholarship! ARCS® Foundation is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization started and run entirely by women who boost American leadership and aid advancement in science and technology. To address the country’s need for new scientists and engineers, they provide unrestricted funding to help the country’s brightest PhD students create new knowledge and innovative technologies. In 2000, UGA became a nominating institution of the ARCS Foundation. To date, this designation has facilitated in the funding of nearly 100 UGA students working in the sciences totaling $1,413,000. Every spring, The Office of Research, in conjunction with the ARCS Foundation – Atlanta Chapter, invite faculty mentoring PhD students pursuing degrees in science, engineering, and medical research who excel in science communication to nominate their most promising students for this prestigious award. To learn more about the ARCS Foundation, go to arcsfoundation.org.