LaGrange, Georgia (June 9, 2021) — ARCS® Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 14 volunteers to receive the ARCS Light Award for their work in promoting science, engineering, and medical research.
The ARCS Light Award is the highest honor for volunteer work within the foundation and represents chapters’... Read more
As my two-year term as President of ARCS Foundation draws to a close, I want to take a moment to share some of my observations from these years and to thank you for the many ways that each of you has contributed to advancing science... Read more
Studies show that Americans’ trust in science and scientists surged in 2020—a likely consequence of the pivotal role that both played in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if the last twelve months of confusion and conflicting information have taught us anything, it is that the intersection between science and
The award is the highest honor for volunteer work given annually to a member from each ARCS Foundation Chapter
Exceptional volunteer service and inspirational leadership skills are just a few of the valuable qualities ARCS Light Award recipients share, along with their determination and commitment to support STEM Scholars and... Read more
Dr. Rhonda Franklin became an electrical engineer by accident—or as she says, “through the process of elimination.” When she was a senior in high school, her physics teacher encouraged her to attend a National Science Foundation summer camp, now called PROMES. The forum immediately sparked her interest in STEM... Read more
Deep below the smooth and polished, ornate stone temples and prehistoric plazas, the elongated “species” slithered through a tiny crevice and navigated its way through an intricate network of tunnels, vents, and drains. It glided along every curve of the crawlspace, snaked its way through horizontal and vertical shafts, and... Read more
LAGRANGE, Georgia, May 11, 2021—Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation recently received a $50,000 Capacity Building Grant from the Burton Family Foundation to support operating costs, allowing the organization to continue its 63-year legacy of support for US scientific advancement and competitiveness.
Plant conservation champion Becky Barak tells her story.
Plants have been part of my story for as long as I’ve been a researcher, and I’ve spent the past 12 years (at least!) trying to uncover theirs. I was an ARCS Scholar as a master’s student in Northwestern University’s... Read more
Low-elevation atoll islands are literally ground zero for considering impacts of climate change. So coastal geologist Haunani Kane developed a model to explain 5,000 years of geological processes in the Marshall Islands and assess therisk from future sea level rise to the sprawling Pacific island chain. Kane... Read more