Current National News

Sep
10
Posted By CaronOgg
Gray F. Moore, Ph.D. and ARCS Scholar Alum, recently accepted a faculty position at Arizona State University in Tempe.  His new position as Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry represents advancement in his scientific career and research direction.  Dr. Moore says, "I remain thankful for the early support I received from ARCS Foundation as a Might/ARCS Scholar and believe this appointment underscores the importance of ARCS work encouraging promising scientists early in their educational endeavors, building U.S. competitiveness, and advancing science.  I look forward to future opportunities to support ARCS Foundation so that others may benefit from the experiences I was fortunate to have."
Jun
01
Posted By admin
     New program will provide needed support for future life science leaders Washington, DC and Little Falls, NJ (June 3, 2014):  The Roche Foundation and ARCS Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc.) announced today a unique program to support outstanding graduate life science students at universities across the United States. The Roche/ARCS Foundation Scholar Award Program in the Life Sciences will support the next generation of life science leaders and further the foundations’ shared interest in the advancement of science. Nancy Spetzler, ARCS Foundation National president said, "The scientific innovations of Roche/ARCS Scholars will help build a better future and drive economic growth in our country.  That's why...
Feb
21
Posted By admin
Science and technology policy consultant Angela Phillips Diaz has been named chair of the ARCS Foundation® Science and Engineering Advisory Council (SEAC). She is joined on the 13-member council by three new members—industry executives Ray O. Johnson and Irene McGee, and space scientist Lennerd A. Fisk. “I am honored to chair this prestigious group of leading scientists, engineers, and science and technology thought leaders who directly advise the ARCS Foundation President and the overall ARCS Foundation,” said Phillips Diaz who is the third chair of the council, succeeding Susan Smith, prominent Oregon Health Sciences University neuroscientist and Medical Research Foundation of Oregon committee chair. ARCS Foundation is a philanthropic organization that...
Nov
12
Posted By CaronOgg
ARCS Foundation National has redesigned our National newsletter, ACHIEVEMENTS, to make for easier reading on your mobile devices.  The Fall 2013 ACHIEVEMENTS newsletter is full of news that you should enjoy! Scholars - From a new NASA astronaut to ocean eavesdropping, our scholars will impress you with their achievements. Chapter - Find out what's going on in Seattle, Pittsburgh, Metro Washington, Atlanta, and Phoenix. National - Read about the National Annual Meeting in Honolulu, an ARCS Foundation champion, and networking among our ARCS alums. Click to see the ACHIEVEMENTS fall edition.
Aug
20
Posted By CaronOgg
Maureen Ryan, ARCS Scholar Alum, who is connected to three ARCS Foundation Chapters has recently been featured on NPR.   Maureen is from Pittsburgh where her mother, Catharine, is a Pittsburgh Chapter member.   Her parents have supported a scholar award in ecology at Penn State in Maureen’s name.   Maureen received her scholar award from the Northern CA Chapter when she was a doctoral student at UC Davis.  She is now the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow at the University of Washington, a partner university to the Seattle Chapter.   Click the link to hear the NPR interview.  
May
03
Posted By ronnie@demillo.com
Former ARCS Foundation National President and member of the Atlanta and Metro Washington Chapters, Mary Snitch, has been selected as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Spotlight Member for April 2013. In the interview, Mary spent a good deal of time introducing ARCS Foundation to the AIAA readership and detailing the common interests and goals of the 2 organizations. Thank you, Mary and Congratulations!  
Mar
06
Posted By ronnie@demillo.com
On February 3, Neil deGrasse Tyson sent a special tweet to his millionth Twitter follower.  Although you may know that Dr. Tyson is director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, did you know that he is also an ARCS Scholar Alum?  Yes, Dr. Tyson received an ARCS Award from the New York City Chapter (now closed) when he was working on his doctorate at Columbia University in the late 1980's/early 1990's.
Aug
26
Posted By admin
ARCS® Foundation, Inc.
 National Board Meeting
 will be held February 6-9, 2013 at The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa, 301 S. Gulfview Boulevard, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767.  Board Members and Guests are invited to register online.  To register for the meeting:   Click here  
Aug
14
Posted By ronnie@demillo.com
On August 1st, Dr. Ray O. Johnson, Lockheed Martin Corporation Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Research and Science Education.  Dr. Johnson is a prestigious spokesman for STEM education, K-12 through advanced university degrees.  On behalf of Lockheed Martin, Dr. Johnson is a recognized and respected advocate of the mission of ARCS Foundation, and engages with the organization at both the Chapter and National levels. Lockheed Martin participated in a congressional hearing on August 1, 2012 before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Research and Science Education to discuss the company’s work with U.S. universities. Representing the company was Dr. Ray O. Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. The...
Jul
16
Posted By admin
The 2012 National Annual Meeting was held in Denver, CO May 30th – June 2nd.  The event drew representatives from all 17 ARCS Foundation Chapters, spouses, guests, members being honored with the prestigious ARCS Light award, and leaders in the science, medical research and engineering communities.   The celebration was opened by National President Jeanne Berdik  at a welcome reception at the Governor’s mansion.  Guests were honored with remarks by  Lt. Governor of Colorado, Joseph Garcia.  who applauded the mission and work of ARCS Foundation.  Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company was represented by Mr. John Karas, VP and General Manager, Human Space Flight, who provided remarks as event sponsor. The Thursday and Friday schedules...