Linda Millard, Emerita Member and Currently Activities Chair, NCC
How do I love ARCS? Let me count the ways:
1. To enable brilliant graduate students in STEM to realize their dreams gives me a thrill.
2. To learn from ARCS scholars, to visit their universities, to understand more about cutting edge science, enables me to be better informed.
3. To work with wonderful women at both the local and national level to grow the Foundation and help ensure the future for our scholars and their critical work has been rewarding, gratifying and FUN since I joined – as a baby -48 years ago.
"I love being part of ARCS. Part of this amazing group of women dedicated to science and working to ensure America remains a leader in science and technology today and in the future."
- Debjani Sen, Member
Gabby Kivitz, Member
“This is a group of smart, talented, interesting women - with a sense of purpose - who are serious about ensuring that our awards & impact are effective, relevant and forward-thinking. Our university partners and the scientists we support are focusing on big issues in the world that are on our minds. No doubt, ARCS is doing important work to support the future of STEM research, and discoveries that will move the world forward.”
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!"