ARCS® Foundation Northern California Chapter has a deep interest in science and plans events for the education of our members and their guests. We welcome suggestions for and offers of science-related speakers and tours. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Recipients at the annual Scholar Awards Event:
AMERICAN PACESETTER AWARD RECIPIENTS (leadership award in the scientific field)
2019 Dick and Pam Kramlich, Founder of New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) and Visionaries in Media and Video Art
2019 Sandy Robertson, Founder and Principal, Francisco Partners; Founder of Robertson, Stephens ad Company; Founder of Robertson, Colman, Siebel & Weisel
2018 Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO of Cisco
2013 Lennart Mucke, M.D., Director, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease
2012 R. Sanders Williams, M.D., President of the Gladstone Institutes
2009 Dr. Sally Benson, Director of Stanford University’s Global Climate & Energy Project (GCEP)
2008 Tim Ferris, Author
2007 Dr. Joseph L. DeRisi, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, UCSF
2006 Susan Desmond-Hellmann, President, Product Development at Genentech, Inc.
2005 Dr. Zach W. Hall, President of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
2004 Robert C. Dynes, President, University of California
2003 Paul S. Otellini, President and COO, Intel Corporation
2002 George P. Shultz, Former U. S. Secretary of State
2000 John T. Chambers, President and CEO, Cisco Systems, Inc.
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!"