Although we know we need to be flexible given these uncertain times, we are making plans to celebrate ARCS turning fifty. To contribute ideas and suggestions or to join the 50th leadership team, please contact Jane Gardner or Chris Simpson Brent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARCS Northern California Chapter has cancelled the Symposium scheduled for April 27, 2020. We are exploring ways to capture the information on this website.
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NASA astronaut recognized for historic all-female spacewalk and research on International Space Station.
LaGrange, GA. February 10, 2020 – At the National Board Meeting in Tempe, Arizona, ARCS® Foundation announced that Dr. Jessica Meir, NASA Astronaut and researcher, has been selected for membership into the respected ARCS Alumni Hall of Fame. At... Read more
On January 28, “Frontiers of Science” was hosted by the Northern California Chapter of ARCS Foundation in Byers Auditorium, Mission Bay Campus of UCSF. The event featured an interactive conversation between Dr. Jerry Kaplan, serial entrepreneur, AI guru, and Lecturer/Research Affiliate at Stanford and Mr. John Markoff, an award-winning journalist.... Read more
A Message from Chris Simpson Brent
Co President 2019 - 2020
Cassidy Kelly, San Francisco State University
"The ARCS award has allowed me to prioritize my coursework and research in a way that would not otherwise be possible. I estimate that without it, I would be working well upwards of 20 hours a week in addition to my scholarly activities and the quality of my work would necessarily suffer. Truly, of any academic recognition I have ever received, the ARCS award is what I am most proud of."
Willie Mae Reese, UC Berkeley
"With your support, I do not have to worry about funding my studies as I acclimate to my new campus and graduate school. I am able to have more independence in choosing my research and can study and contribute to an area that I am passionate about because it is socially relevant science. In the future, I hope to inspire other young scientists to pursue STEM careers."
Elizabeth Crook, UC Santa Cruz
"As I finish my thesis on coral reef research in the ocean sciences, these generous funds have allowed me to focus solely on my dissertation. As a new mom, this focus is extremely valuable, and allows me to spend my spare moments at home with my son rather than putting in extra hours toward my stipends and fees. Your donation has helped me achieve a positive work-life balance, which is something many female scientists strive to attain!"