Events

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF STEM SUPPORT

On April 26, the Northern California Chapter of ARCS Foundation (ARCS NCC) sponsored the 2021 ARCS Scholar Symposium as a virtual, free event. The virtual format more than doubled the number of people who were introduced to ARCS NCC Scholars – “the Minds of the Future.” These brilliant young scientists inspire us and give us hope for a better world for all. More good news: the Symposium website remains live until May 15 (https://2021-arcs-symposium.com). The Poster Halls display research by 74 current scholars; the program features presentations by Nobel Laureate Dr. Jennifer Doudna and six current scholars with live Q&A; the Roundtables focus on what this past year was like as a graduate student and what comes next. After May 15, Symposium recordings will be available on our YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrMA4oJIWDyTjYpcTd6csng.

Since 1970, the Northern California Chapter has funded more than 2,800 ARCS Scholar Awards totaling over $22.6M. For the academic year 2020-2021 the Chapter provided over $1M to ARCS Scholars at six universities in Northern California (San Francisco State University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Cruz). For 2021-2022 we plan to fund more than $1M again, despite the pandemic.

“We need to support science as if our lives depend on it – because today they do.” -Kendra Kramlich, ARCS Northern California Member


 

ARCS Foundation’s goal has remained the same since its inception in 1958— keeping the nation competitive on a global level by investing in the best and brightest young scientists.  We are proud to see ARCS Scholars complete their degrees, go on to start companies, make life-changing discoveries, and train the next generation of scientists. - ARCS Foundation National President, Sherry Lundeen