Graduate Student Named 2017-2018 ARCS Scholar

Ethan BorosonEthan Boroson, a second-year mechanical engineering PhD student, is one of 18 graduate students at the University of Arizona to receive a 2017-2018 ARCS scholarship from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation.

Boroson, who is advised by associate professor Samy Missoum, is investigating the optimal design of nonlinear energy sinks, or NES, under uncertainty. NES are passive devices that mitigate vibrations, of particular interest in aeroelasticity and earthquake engineering.

ARCS scholars receive an $8,500 stipend from ARCS Foundation, as well as a $2,000 stipend, $500 travel grant and base graduate tuition from the UA Graduate College.

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