Fort Hays State University alumna Tara White was recently recognized during the first Achievement Rewards for College Scientists in October at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, OR.
Originally from Lewis, KS, White graduated in 2005 from FHSU with a bachelor's in physics after completing her undergraduate research in laser spectroscopy. She is working toward a doctorate in biomedical engineering at Oregon Graduate Institute School of Science and Engineering.
ARCS Foundation is a non-profit volunteer women's organization. All recipients are Ph.D. candidates of Oregon Health and Science University and were awarded $5,000 per year for three years.
"Its mission is to provide scholarships to academically outstanding United States citizens studying to complete their degrees in science and technology," said FHSU's Dr. Louis Caplan, assistant dean of interdisciplinary studies and chair, Department of Physics.