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Honolulu Distributes 21 Scholar Awards

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

University of Hawai‘i at Manoa PhD students in atmospheric sciences and marine biology were named 2023 ARCS Scholars of the Year at the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Award Banquet this month. Katherine Ackerman received the physical sciences honor for her studies of sea salt aerosols. Josefa Muñoz received he biological sciences honor for her investigation of feminization in Guam’s sea turtles.

Selected as the best presenters at this spring’s Honolulu ARCS Scholar Symposium, Scholars of the Year receive $1,000 awards in addition to the $5,000 grants provided to all 21 Honolulu ARCS Scholars. ARCS Foundation advances science in America by providing unrestricted funding to outstanding U.S. students in STEM fields. The Honolulu chapter has provided over $2.7 million to more than 650 UH graduate students since 1974.

Learn more about the scholars and link to their videos
View photos of the awards banquet
Download the news release 2023HonoluluARCS-Scholars.docx


ARCS Award medal surrounded by purple orchid lei