Two Engineering ARCS Scholars Named

Joseph Bell and Rachel GurlinOct. 9, 2017 - Two Samueli School graduate students – Joseph Bell and Rachel Gurlin – are recipients of the ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation Scholar Awards. The fellowship award – $10,000 over two years – recognizes and rewards the most academically superior doctoral students exhibiting outstanding promise as scientists, researchers and leaders.

Bell, a mechanical and aerospace engineering student, is researching automotive engineering with an emphasis in the design, modeling and control of hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. Gurlin, a student in biomedical engineering, is developing an implantable bio-artificial pancreas device that could be used in treatment of Type 1 diabetes.

“My sister was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes about 15 years ago, and I have always wanted to provide something better for her to manage her condition,” said Gurlin. “The ARCS award will certainly support me in my goal to engineer an improved treatment.”

The ARCS Foundation is a unique, nonprofit national volunteer organization. It is comprised of women dedicated to providing scholarships to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete their degrees in science, medicine and engineering, thereby contributing to the worldwide advancement of science and technology.

– Lori Brandt

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