The leadership of the ARCS Northern California chapter has been communicating with each of our six university partners, as well as directly to our 2019-20 ARCS Scholar cohort. We stand in support of all of them in this challenging and uncertain time.
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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
San Francisco, CA – The Northern California Chapter of ARCS Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) will honor 77 graduate students in STEM disciplines from six universities in Northern California and two extraordinary past Presidents, Linda Dyer Millard and Jill H.... Read more
On March 1, ten amazing ARCS members attended the San Francisco Business Times event – “Women Who Lead in Life Sciences”. Marlena Jackson, Founder and Executive Director of NexGeneGirls and a scientist at Genentech was interviewed by Ron Leuty, Biotech and Sports reporter for the San Francisco Business Times. Marlena described what... Read more
The ARCS Foundation is celebrating 60 years of sponsoring the best young thinkers in STEM with the not-so-subtle mission of changing — and maybe saving — the world. Read the full article at The Nob Hill Gazette.Read more
Steven Monfort, ARCS Northern California Chapter Scholar Alum, is the newly named John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, D.C. Long before becoming Director, Dr. Monfort received funding from ARCS Foundation while pursuing a veterinary degree at the University... Read more
"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!"