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The Metropolitan Washington Chapter of ARCS celebrated its scholars, strengthened partnerships with donors and friends, and enjoyed a special evening at the National Academy of Sciences Building for the Scholar Awards Reception on October 15, 2015. Approximately 125 persons attended the reception. Graduate and undergraduate scholars presented their research at poster sessions in the main atrium and the West Court, eliciting an enthusiastic response by attendees interested to learn more about their research. Dr. Victor Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine welcomed the guests. The program highlight was the keynote speech by Dr. Hunter Rawlings III, President of the Association of American Universities. Representatives of five area universities supported by the Chapter spoke...
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On Thursday, January 23, 2014, Angela Messer, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, was the featured speaker at the annual ARCS Foundation Metro Washington Chapter’s (MWC) Speaker Series. Angie has recently been asked to lead Booz Allen’s client services related to global threats to include cyber, insider and virtual world threat actors. Booz Allen has been at the forefront of strategy and technology consulting for 100 years. The firm provides services primarily to the U.S. government, and to major corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Booz Allen is also a major sponsor of ARCS/MWC. This year’s series topic was “Innovation in STEM – Why Diversity Matters.” Almost 70 people attended, including MWC members; ARCS scholars;...
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On August 15th, MWC member, Karen Stoner, had the opportunity to travel to Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) in Tennessee as part of a professional networking trip for two MWC scholars.  Rachel Lee, the 2013-14 Patricia A. Stirk Endowment Fellow and PhD candidate in Physics at the University of Maryland, and Nicholas Laurita, MWC Chapter Scholar and PhD candidate in Physics at The Johns Hopkins University, were invited to tour ORNL by Dr. Brent Park, Associate Laboratory Director of the Global Security Directorate (GSD) at ORNL.  As a member of last year’s Endowment Fellowship Selection Committee, Dr. Park was thoroughly impressed with the outstanding slate of ARCS candidates and extended a gracious invitation to all five students to visit ORNL, an invitation which...
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As an industry leading tax, audit and advisory firm, KPMG LLP serves clients in a diverse array of public and private sectors, from financial services, energy and chemicals, to technology, healthcare, life sciences and more. To meet their clients’ many needs and stay ahead in an era of shifting technology and surging innovation, KPMG requires a workforce armed with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills. “When you look at the areas where companies are really innovating and investing in their future, overwhelmingly you see that STEM skills and experience are at the core,” said Lynne Doughtie, the firm’s Vice Chair-Advisory. “The key skills necessary to execute the changes and manage the new transformed organization are more often than not STEM...