What We Collect
ARCS Foundation may collect the following information: name and position title, and contact information including your email address.
What We Do with the Information We Gather
ARCS Foundation will gather your information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. We are collecting your information for the following reasons:
Keeping our internal records
Improving our products and services
Sending you information that we think you may find interesting
Contacting you for event notification, meeting registration, member surveys, best practices, member preferences and Chapter information by email, phone, fax or mail
ARCS Foundation is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your information that we collect online.
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Links to Other Websites
The ARCS Foundation website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have selected those links to leave our website, you should note that we have no control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such other linked websites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and carefully review the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling Your Personal Information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information on the ARCS Foundation website in the following ways:
You will be able to request closure of any account we have created for you at any time by notifying via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter at 4005 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, P. O. Box 39105, Washington, D.C. 20016-9998.
If you have previously agreed to permit us to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by notifying us via email at email@example.com or by letter at 4005 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, P. O. Box 39105, Washington, D.C. 20016-9998.
ARCS Foundation will not disclose your personal information to any third parties, including our ARCS Chapters, unless we have your prior permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about Chapter events or other third-party events that we think you may find interesting, unless you instruct otherwise. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, for your information or to update, you may request personal data that you have previously provided to ARCS Foundation at any time at is.help@arcsfoundation.
Heather Shaddox, University of California, Santa Cruz
“I am thrilled, honored and very appreciative to be selected as a recipient of this generous ARCS Award. I am a first-generation college student without familial support to pursue higher education. I am interested in slow offshore earthquakes and in using seismology to detect and study oceanic internal gravity waves. The former is important for seismic hazard and the latter is very new research and key for climate models.”
Vera Belaia, University of California, Berkeley
“As an undergraduate, I researched climate-change-related shifts of precipitation patterns to help update the Maryland State Highway Administration’s requirements for roadway designs. This experience … opened my eyes to the kind of large scale, real world problems that environmental engineering research can solve. I am excited to continue my involvement in the field of environmental engineering, and more specifically environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology, as I work towards my PhD at Berkeley by using numerical methods to research sea level rise. Your support has made this step in my research career and my move to California possible.”
Van Le, San Francisco State University
“Please know that your financial support really made a difference in my study as it allowed me to afford the necessary upgrade to my computer system to transition to the online platform and continue my educational research in collaboration with my instructors to completion … I successfully defended my thesis and completed my Masters program on 7/27/2020. I am looking forward to continuing my research in the biomedical field and working to help in the fight against infectious diseases.”
Peter Sariano, University of California, Davis
“I just wanted to reach out during these difficult times to let you know how impactful the ARCS [award] has been for the productivity of my research. Before the lab was put on lockdown due to the shelter in place, I was able to perform one final experiment that supports my hypothesis that breast cancer may be able to prevent monocytes from killing the tumor. This experiment would not have been possible without your support, and when I am able to get back into the lab once the Covid-19 situation becomes contained, I will continue working hard to expand on these results. The outcome of this study may reveal new therapeutic targets for treating breast cancer.”
Lauren Lahey, Stanford University
“As an ARCS scholar, I have been given gifts that are precious to all scientists: financial means, intellectual flexibility, and, of course, time. These resources are what have allowed me to investigate the scientific matters that I am passionate about investigating. Without the ARCS award, I would have spent a minimum of two months preparing fellowship applications to procure my own funding. Instead, I was able to perform the experiments that were crucial to solving the many puzzling aspects of my research questions.”
Manuela Richter, University of California, San Francisco
“It is an honor to receive this ARCS recognition, to meet others equally passionate about STEM, and most of all to be able to continue contributing to science in the field I love. With this award, I am able to cover basic expenses during my time as a graduate student, allowing me to dedicate myself fully to my research. Additionally, ARCS is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other scholars and donors who share my excitement for science and education. Thank you, again, for your generosity.”