Benjamin “B.J.” Fulton, ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter’s 2016 Scholar of the Year, is surveying 51 nearby Sun-like stars in a search for planets smaller than Neptune using Lick Observatory’s Automated Planet Finder (APF) Telescope in California, which he operates remotely from the University of Hawai‘i’s (UH) Institute for Astronomy.... Read more
Albert G. Greenberg’s (Computer Science (Ph.D.), University of Washington, 1983, Seattle Chapter) February 2016 election to the National Academy of Engineering—one of engineering’s highest awards—underscores the global importance of his groundbreaking contributions to computer science. Director of Azure Networking (Microsoft Corp.) and previously with Bell Labs and AT&T Labs... Read more
Claire Robertson (Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine; 2013 Orange County ARCS Scholar) was one of five scientists awarded the prestigious L’Oreal USA “2015 For Women in Science Fellowship.” As noted in the L’Oreal press release announcing the award, the fellowship “honors female scientists at critical stages of their career with... Read more
“How do you fit a model to data it has never seen before?” asks Northern California Chapter ARCS Scholar Saahil Shenoy. Model accuracy is key to predicting near future events of climate, power use, and economics, thereby directing major decisions from disaster preparedness to interest rates. Supported by his ARCS Award,... Read more
Dr. Gary F. Moore (2008-09 Phoenix Scholar) is now an Assistant Professorat Arizona State University following ground-breaking work in solar energy. As a Principal Investigator at Berkeley Lab, he and his team developed a modular one-step hydrogen generator that moved the United States one step closer to generating sustainable fuels via artificial... Read more
Dr. Wade Marcum (2008-10 Portland Scholar; Assistant Professor, Oregon State University) has received a 3-year, $4 million awardfrom the U.S. Department of Energy for a project to restart the Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT). Wade will lead the multidisciplinary project team of researchers from academia, industry, and government. TREAT, located at the Idaho National Laboratory,... Read more
We’re pleased to share feedback from Kunal Parikh and Louis N. Schoettle, two Roche/ARCS Scholars, on the prestigious Roche symposium, "Increasing Drug Development Success," that they attended in New York on November 2-3, 2015. Invited by Roche to attend, Kunal and Louis participated alongside 100 of the world’s top scientists.
Temi Olubanjo’s research (ARCS Atlanta; Georgia Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering) focuses on wearable technology that can monitor one’s health by measuring energy input. This technology can promote early detection and perhaps prevention of health issues, including, potentially, diabetes, obesity, and other weight-related illnesses.
ARCS is proud of its scholars and alumni and is honoring them with a gift that symbolizes their status as recipients of the prestigious ARCS Scholar Award. Introduced at the 2015 All Members Conference (AMC) in Chicago IL, the newly designed ARCS scholar pin will be given to current scholars... Read more
Christine Fanchiang takes multitasking to new levels, running her startup that builds small satellites for biology (“BioCubes”) while completing her Ph.D. studies in aerospace engineering sciences (graduation expected December 2015) and still having time for snowboarding, hiking, and yoga! Her research uses human performance modelling to help spacecraft designers better... Read more