Current National News

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...
Dec
19
Posted By admin
Angela Diaz was honored at a dinner in Washington, DC before nearly 500 of her peers and many colleagues in the aerospace community when Women in Aerospace presented Angela with the Outstanding Member Award for 2011.  Angela became a member of ARCS Foundation National Board as an at-Large Member in 2009 and was appointed Chair, Subcommittee on External Relations in June 2011.  She is a member of both the Metropolitan Washington and Chicago ARCS Foundation Chapters.  Women in Aerospace (WIA) is dedicated to expanding women's opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace community. The membership — women and men — shares an interest in a broad spectrum of aerospace issues, including human space flight, aviation,...
Nov
21
Posted By admin
The next meeting of the National Board and Council of Advisers will take place October 3 - 6, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sep
16
Posted By admin
For two decades, Jeanne Berdik's professional career focused on bridging partnerships between business and education to better prepare youth for the workforce.  So it's not surprising that her volunteer activities since her retirement include advocating and raising funds for top-notch students in the sciences and engineering.  In 2003, Ms. Berdik, of Oakland, founded the Pittsburgh chapter of the ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation and last month became president of ARCS' national board for a two-year term. ARCS -- comprising only women -- has a mission to bolster the competitive edge of the United States by funding scholarships for promising college students in the fields commonly known as STEM: science, technology, engineering and math....
Jul
21
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The story of ARCS® Foundation begins at a moment when America was startled by a rocket. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet launching of a small satellite into orbit around Earth fascinated and alarmed America. At the height of the Cold War, the USSR’s action created a mild panic in America. For our freedom and well-being, we could not allow any country to surpass us in scientific accomplishments. In 1958 a group of bright and visionary women in Los Angeles banded together to meet the challenge. This group met with California Institute of Technology President Lee DuBridge to discuss what they could do to make a difference. Together they created a unique partnership between science and society: ARCS Foundation.
Jul
21
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ARCS Foundation members are very proud of our history. We are certain that we are making a significant impact on the lives of outstanding scholars who have already become part of the advancement of America’s leadership in science and technology, or are well on their way. ARCS Foundation is currently more than 1,600 members and 17 Chapters strong. Our goal is to grow to 2,000 members and 19 Chapters by 2014. We are on a path to achieve that and more. Read more about becoming an ARCS Foundation member, founding an ARCS Foundation Chapter or supporting ARCS Scholars.