An overnight sensation, whether a medical cure or an innovative new technology, is often years and even decades in the making. But the long hours and intense research efforts underpinning the discovery---the critical work upon which our scientific solutions and technology wonders are built---are rarely reported.
Megan M. Monsanto’s interest in science has been a constant. By pursuing a career in research, she is able to combine the joy of tackling an unsolved problem with the satisfaction of helping to prevent or treat pathological disease. Recently, this passion led to her research being published as the... Read more
Like students in every corner of the country, higher education involves creating many lasting memories for ARCS Oregon Scholar Sydney Weber Boutros. But for this recent recipient of the National Science Foundation Research Award, higher education is also about studying how we store, preserve, and recall those memories.
1989 Honolulu ARCS Scholar Alum Luke Flynn has been named the University of Hawai‘i System’s Employee of the Year for 2017. As director of the university’s Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory and Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium, he has overseen development and launch of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s first rocket... Read more
Dr. Kyle Lampe was an ARCS Scholar while pursuing his PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 2007 to 2009. Now an assistant professor at University of Virginia, he is excited to mentor his first ARCS Scholar, Lauren Russell. Lauren works in Dr. Lampe’s lab... Read more
Featured on the cover of the 2016-17 ARCS® Foundation Annual Report: Realizing a Vision for Science in America, Catherine Kuhn is studying carbon cycling in freshwater systems to understand changes in the environment. Sponsored by ARCS Seattle Chapter, Kuhn focuses on carbon dioxide and methane emissions from large river systems. Her... Read more
Clean drinking water is a need for humans living in literally every nook and cranny of our planet, meaning that the work currently being done by Dr. John Sivey and others is a key to sustaining life on Earth. A Fisher Endowed Professor of Chemistry at Towson University in Maryland,... Read more
A Ph.D. student in Washington State University’s Department of Crop Science, ARCS scholar Tara Burke was recently awarded first place at the Western Society of Weed Science’s annual meeting. Her award-winning poster was on the effectiveness of several herbicides for weed control in sweet corn, and was based on a... Read more
As manager of the Hawai‘i State Department of Land and Natural Resources‘ insect breeding program, entomologist and 2005-06 ARCS Scholar Will Haines is working to preserve the Orangeblack Hawaiian Damselfly and other insect species on the Endangered Species list.
“Many of Hawai‘i’s 6,000-plus unique arthropods are rare or endangered, so... Read more