The Atlanta Chapter of ARCS Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Founded in 1992 by a small group of women civic leaders who funded three scholars, the chapter has grown to over 150 members who awarded $370,000 to 50 scholars for the 2017-18 academic year, including four 25th Anniversary Scholars.
Dr. Ellen Stofan (ARCS Metro Washington Chapter (MWC) Member; Chief Scientist, NASA) has steadily expanded the frontiers of U.S. science through her current role as science advisor to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; her leadership roles at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in missions that explored Venus, Mars, Saturn's moon Titan, and Earth;... Read more
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, Inc., Portland Chapter (ARCS Foundation Portland) announcedthat it will now be known as Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc., Oregon Chapter (ARCS Foundation Oregon). The name change was effective May 11, 2016. Oregon chapter president Joan Foley commented about the name change: “The new name... Read more
Sue Alexopoulos’ passionate support of ARCS and the UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering converged with the school’s creation of a new endowed Presidential Chair in electrical engineering and computer science, named in honor of Sue and her husband Nicolaos, a former Samueli School dean. Sue not only comes from a long line of... Read more
Joy Lindsay (member ARCS Foundation Minnesota Chapter) was the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s 2016 Titans of Technology Hall of Fame honoree, an award which “recognizes an individual's leadership in assisting and accelerating the performance of the tech industry.” Joy, President of StarTec Investments, a venture capital firm, is a member of the... Read more
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10), a strong supporter of STEM education, was awarded ARCS Metropolitan Washington Chapter’s (MWC) 2016 Eagle Award on April 19, 2016. Currently Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, she continues the leadership role she demonstrated as Chairwoman of the Science and Technology... Read more
Dr. R. Brent Tully, ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter’s 2016 Scientist of the Year, is considered a father of modern observational cosmology for doing “cosmology up close” at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Institute for Astronomy. The annual award recognizes the university’s researchers whose advancement of STEM knowledge and mentorship... Read more
On March 16, 2016, the ARCS Minnesota Chapter held a highly successful member recruitment event and fundraiser. The attendees’ generous donations will allow the chapter to sponsor another scholar next year! Hysitron, the world leader in the development of nanomechanical test instruments, sponsored the nanotechnology-themed event.
Expert panel from academia, government, and industry advises foundation leadership by addressing current issues in STEM education and research
WASHINGTON DC, November 30, 2015 - ARCS® Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc.) announced the appointment of five new members to its Science and Engineering Advisory Council (SEAC).... Read more