Current Chapter News

Dec
30
Posted By amymyk@verizon.net
The Metro Washington Chapter of the ARCS Foundation has announced the second annual "Promoting Partnerships for STEM Education" reception.  The event will be held on the rooftop terrace of 101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., on the evening of April 7, 2015.  Eagle Awardees Dr. Craig Barrett and Ambassador Barbara Barrett will be honored at this year's event, and the honorary event chair is former Congressman Robert S. Walker.  For information on sponsoring the event or purchasing tickets to attend, please contact SaluteSTEMInvite@hayespr.com.  
Aug
20
Posted By amymyk@verizon.net
The ARCS Foundation/Metropolitan Washington Chapter will be hosting its 45th annual Scholar Awards Reception on the evening of Thursday, October 23, 2014.  This event, to be held in The Great Hall and the Auditorium at The National Academy of Sciences headquarters building in Washington DC, will honor the incoming class of 27 graduate and 6 undergraduate scholars.  Each of these scholars is a US citizen, a merit award winner, and pursuing significant research in science, technology or medical topics. The students represent leading scholars from Georgetown University, The George Washington University, The Johns Hopkins University, The University of Maryland and The University of Virginia.    Raytheon Company, an international aerospace and defense corporation with...
Jan
29
Posted By amymyk@verizon.net
Dr. Wanda M Austin, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Aerospace Corporation, has been named the 2014 Eagle Award recipient by the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation (ARCS), Metropolitan Washington Chapter (MWC). The Eagle Award is presented to individuals who, through their personal and professional activities, have provided significant contributions to the advancement of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) achievements. Dr. Austin will be recognized at a reception to be held on the evening of Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the rooftop terrace at 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. This event, chaired by Mary Snitch, an ARCS member and executive from Lockheed Martin Corporation, will also serve to broaden ARCS outreach within the greater...
Jan
07
Posted By amymyk@verizon.net
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;...
Dec
06
Posted By amymyk@verizon.net
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...
Aug
06
Posted By metro_washingto...
On Thursday evening, October 24, ARCS/Metropolitan Washington Chapter (MWC) is proud to host its annual Scholar Awards Reception at The National Academy of Sciences.  This event is a highlight for our Chapter, recognizing our incoming class of scholars and our valued relationships with both our donor and university partners.  The reception begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm, allowing guests to meet each of our scholars; the formal recognition program begins at 7:30 pm.  Cost @ $85 pp.   For additional information on the event, please contact Aneta Large (aelarge@verizon.net) or Martha Harris (harris61325@comcast.net). The keynote speaker for the Scholar Awards Reception will be Dr. Peter J. McDonnell, Director and William Holland Wilmer Professor of...
Jul
28
Posted By metro_washingto...
September 19 General Meeting - CybersecurityFeatured Speaker – Dr. William Dorland (UMD) On September 19, the Metropolitan Washington Chapter (MWC) will host its fall General Meeting at Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, Maryland.   As part of the event, the featured speaker will be Dr. William Dorland, Director of the Honors College at The University of Maryland.  Dr. Dorland’s remarks will begin at 11:30 am and will be followed by lunch.  His comments will focus on the Honors College at the University of Maryland, with specific focus on its innovative program in cybersecurity education.  To get more information, please contact Holly Coyne at hollycoyne@yahoo.com or Lynn Dillon at Ldillon19@aol.com. The Honors College, initiated at...
Apr
16
Posted By ginny
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...
Sep
14
Posted By ginny
  Roger A. Krone, President of Network and Space Systems for The Boeing Company, has been named the 2013 Eagle Award recipient for the Metropolitan Washington Chapter.  With more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry, Krone has led N&SS since 2006 and exemplifies the merits represented in the Eagle Award.  This includes significant personal achievement as well as leadership to support the advancement of American technological and scientific competitiveness. “Ensuring generations to come have access to and appreciation for science, technology, engineering and math education is key toward ensuring our nation’s economic and innovation leadership,” Krone said.  “I’m thankful to work with ARCS on providing scholarship...