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
Connecting and Collaborating to Protect Large, Carbon-Storing Trees
David Mildrexler and Logan Berner became friends as ARCS Scholars when they were both working toward doctoral degrees in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry. Now, despite living a thousand miles apart, the two ARCS Alumni have collaborated on research related... Read more
“How do you cope knowing what’s going on in the environment?” ARCS Scholar Alumna Chelsea Rochman has been asked this question many times during her decade-long career researching plastic pollution. The fact is, she knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in ecology, having witnessed... Read more
Students “fluent” in STEM will drive the future development of sustainable production processes that advance the circular economy. ARCS Foundation member Elli Nesbitt has created a three-minute educational video for Advanced Biofuels USA’s “Just a Minute” series that describes new technologies that convert waste carbon in industrial emissions... Read more