Erika Raven (ARCS Foundation Metro Washington Chapter (MWC); Ph.D. candidate, Georgetown Interdisciplinary Program for Neuroscience) was awarded the 2017 United Kingdom (UK) Marshall Sherfield Postdoctoral Fellowship for Brain Iron Deficiency Research for postdoctoral work in the UK. One goal of the prestigious award is to build long-term U.S.-UK scientific... Read more
ARCS Foundation has a flower named for it! In 1988, University of Hawai‘i (UH) at Manoa plant breeder and genetic researcher Dr. Haruyuki Kamemoto created two lavender anthuriums through a complex cross, anointing the varieties ‘ARCS’ and ‘ARCS Hawai‘i’ to recognize our organization’s support of ARCS Scholars in the UH... Read more
The Atlanta Chapter of ARCS Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary! Founded in 1992 by a small group of women civic leaders who funded three scholars, the chapter has grown to over 150 members who awarded $370,000 to 50 scholars for the 2017-18 academic year, including four 25th Anniversary Scholars.
ARCS® Foundation begins its 2016-17 program year with a refreshed website and a reenergized focus on increasing our support of our ARCS scholars and continuing robust relationships with our academic partners. I especially congratulate and welcome our newest 2016-17 ARCS scholars who are reading our newsletter for the first time.... Read more
Zoology Ph.D. candidate Cynthia Hunter’s pressing concern in 1987 was how to get to the shore to do dissertation research on coral reefs. She used a Honolulu ARCS Scholar award to buy a used car and has been on the move ever since, logging 900 scuba dives from American Samoa... Read more
Mary Snitch (Atlanta Chapter) ensured that ARCS members had a front-row seat for the launch of the Juno spacecraft at 12:25pm EDT on August 5, 2011, at Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. About 20-30 enthusiastic members from various chapters attended, including Atlanta, Metro Washington, Northern California,... Read more
ARCS chapters fulfill ARCS mission by supporting an ever-growing roster of higher education institutions and departments. The expansion reflects, in part, the increased number of fields of study and specialization as technology evolves. During 2015-16, the following departments of our outstanding universities were added to support future ARCS scholars: