Plant Path Graduate Student to Receive ARCS Fellowship
Amy Salamone, PhD student with Dr. Debbie Inglis, Professor of Plant Pathology and located at the NWREC, Mount Vernon, has been selected to receive the prestigious Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholarship from the ARCS-Seattle Chapter (http://www.seattlearcsfoundation.org/).
ARCS Foundation is a national organization of 17 Chapters serving 53 of the nation’s premier research universities. Nationally, over $82 million in financial support to more than 14,000 students has been awarded. The Seattle Chapter, founded in 1978, currently supports 121 PhD candidates at the University of Washington and Washington State University. The Seattle Chapter has been recognized as a Washington State University Laureate and to date has contributed $13 million to 1000 talented scholars at the state’s two research universities.
Other Plant Pathology ARCS Fellows include Dr. Jane Stewart (PhD, WSU, with Dr. Tobin Peever), Ms. Christian Aguilar (PhD student with Drs. Mark Mazzola and Chang-Lin Xiao), and Ms. Katie McKeever (PhD student with Dr. Gary Chastagner).
Plant Pathology is one of only four departments in the entire WSU system to be chosen as an ‘ARCS Department’ by the ARCS Foundation.