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Alyssa Baugh Selected as 2020-2021 ARCS Fellow

Alyssa Baugh

The Department of Microbiology is proud to announce that PhD Candidate, Alyssa Baugh of the Neidle Lab has been selected as a 2020-2021 ARCS Foundation Fellow.

"I’m excited to join a community of scholars –  not just at UGA but nationwide – dedicated to doing meaningful research and committed to scientific outreach and communication. Now more than ever, it’s important to break down the barrier between “the academy” and our communities. Everyone on earth has a stake in pressing dangers we’re solving using science, from climate change to global pandemics, and the more we can increase scientific literacy, the better equipped we’ll be to face these threats together." Alyssa Baugh


ARCS Foundation Scholarship Award

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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. To learn more about the ARCS Foundation, go to

The ARCS Foundation and UGA

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.

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