Sep 12, 2016 | Atlanta, GA
Congratulations to BBISS Graduate Research Assistant Osvaldo Broesicke for receiving a 2016-17 Scholar Award from the Achievement Rewards for Academic Scientists (ARCS) Foundation. The $7,500 scholarship recognizes outstanding doctoral students who have a record of past achievement and who show exceptional promise of making a significant contribution to the worldwide advancement of science and technology. Osvaldo, a Ph.D. candidate in Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, researches the interconnections between the infrastructure systems of urban areas, what we at the BBISS refer to as Infrastructure Ecology. Osvaldo is from El Paso, Texas. He earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas El Paso. Osvaldo’s current work is in determining the life cycle impacts of decentralized agricultural production, specifically in controlled environment agriculture. Once he earns his Ph.D., he is considering working at the city level to help in the paradigm shift towards sustainability, perhaps eventually working towards a position in international environmental policy and sustainable development.
The ARCS Foundation, Inc. is a national organization dedicated to supporting the best and brightest U.S. graduate and undergraduate scholars by providing financial awards in science, engineering and medical research. The Foundation is run by more than 1500 women volunteer members from 16 regional chapters. The 150 member Atlanta chapter is committed to providing support for outstanding scholars from Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College and the University of Georgia.