As a Pilipina-American, ARCS Scholar Erica Principe Cruz knows the joy of celebrating traditional Pilipino culture—and the oppression, microaggressions, slurs, and other forms of cruelty for being “different”—a label dictated by the community around her.
As a teenager, she found happiness in learning traditional Pilipino folk dance. Whenever she was... Read more
When you are working towards your PhD in Zoology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, you don’t need to travel to Belize for the beaches. ARCS Scholar Helen Sung goes to the Central American country for the crocodiles. Her research includes catching crocodiles to gather samples from them... Read more
Staci Amburgey isn't afraid of slithering serpentines— which works to her advantage since the "snake wrangler" must catch her prey in the dead of night, deep in the tropical forests of Guam. Visits to the Pacific Island (a US territory) and ensnaring reptiles are a part of Amburgey’s postdoctoral research on... Read more
As pandemic mask requirements were lifted several months ago, three ARCS Chapter Oregon members invited their first-year scholars to lunch, to finally meet them in person. None of them expected the surprise that came next. The two scholars. both pursuing their PhDs atOregon Health & Science University (OHSU),... Read more
The nervousness of defending his dissertation was nothing compared to the product pitch ARCS Alumnus Jacob Sendowski and his wife Michelle made to the formidable panel of entrepreneurs on the TV show “Shark Tank.”
Almost two years after creating, producing, outsourcing, and selling silicone, cup-sized trays for freezing and storing... Read more
Paul Brown is co-founder and CEO of Inspire Brands, a multi-brand restaurant company. No doubt you know and have eaten at an Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Dunkin Donuts, Jimmy John’s, or a SONIC Drive-In restaurant. The company’s 2020 global sales of $27 billion prove its popularity. Brown will share a message... Read more
An ARCS Member is leading NSF’s Polar Programs, overseeing a wide range of research projects, including melting ice sheets that confirm a warming planet. The polar regions hold a vast array of science – even inside the ice itself.
The two poles of Earth – the Arctic and Antarctica –... Read more
Significant and extreme weather events linked to global warming in 2021 took climate scientists, like ARCS Alumnus Daniel Swain, by surprise—not because they occurred, but because scientists predicted it would be decades before the US would see those devastating effects.