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President's Message - February 2022

Posted on Tuesday, February 1, 2022

2022 is an exciting year for our chapter! We are delighted to welcome University of California, Merced as our chapter’s 7th partner university, and look forward to celebrating the first UC Merced ARCS Scholars in 2022-23! We are incredibly impressed with the trajectory of UC Merced, our nation’s first 21st-century research university (founded in 2005), and see abundant opportunity ahead with UC Merced’s state-of-the-art campus, diverse student body, and location in the heart of California.

We will also be holding our 7th annual ARCS Scholar Symposium, featuring the 76 2021-22 ARCS Scholars, and celebrating our slightly pandemic-delayed 50th anniversary Scholar Awards Celebration dinner. These events will be combined in a truly special evening, An Affair to Remember - Celebrating the Minds of the Future, on April 28, 2022, at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. We hope you will all join our members, university partners, and friends of ARCS as we celebrate 50+ years of investing in young scientists at the seed stage of their scientific careers and continue to look towards the future as we applaud our 2021-22 ARCS Scholars and officially welcome UC Merced. Please check this page for event updates and registration information, to be added soon.

Elizabeth Callander