The story of ARCS® Foundation begins at a moment when America was startled by a rocket. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet launching of a small satellite into orbit around Earth fascinated and alarmed America.
At the height of the Cold War, the USSR’s action created a mild panic in America.... Read more
The immediate goal of ARCS® Foundation was announced on the Caltech campus on September 18, 1958: “…raise money for scholarships and fellowships [now known as scholar awards] at Caltech…for the support of both undergraduate and graduate students.”
At the first community event to discuss aims and procedures, Caltech President DuBridge spoke... Read more
It will soon be easier to learn about the work of ARCS® Foundation, ARCS Scholars and ARCS Scholar alums. The new website for the National organization and all 17 Chapters will feature a complete array of descriptions, photos and documents for those seeking information about this 53-year-old organization that exists... Read more
ARCS Foundation members are very proud of our history. We are certain that we are making a significant impact on the lives of outstanding scholars who have already become part of the advancement of America’s leadership in science and technology, or are well on their way. ARCS Foundation is currently... Read more
Igniting a passion for science and engineering in middle and high school students, the USA Science & Engineering Festival celebrated science in the nation’s capital, Virginia and Maryland in October 2010. Among the participants was Mary L. Snitch, National president of ARCS® Foundation and employee of Lockheed Martin Corporation.