San Diego State University (SDSU) postgraduate Dr. Joi Weeks dreamed of becoming a professor at her alma mater and mentoring young scientists to their fullest potential. But those dreams were cut short three months after she successfully defended her PhD in molecular biology. Joi passed away in September 2020... Read more
A winter hike through the icy Canadian mountains provided Dr. Jesse Salk the clarity he needed to crack the code in catching mutating cancer cells in their earliest stages. According to Salk, those frigid hikes gave him the space and time he needed to ponder ideas and theories.
ARCS Member Cecelia (“Cece”) Foxley’s face is now immortalized in a mural alongside a building in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Foxley was one of 268 women honored as Utah’s most influential women—past and present.
“I’ve wanted to be an astronaut since I was five years old,” recalls ARCS Scholar Alumna Jessica Meir. “In first grade, my teacher asked us to draw a picture of what we wanted to be when we grew up. I drew an astronaut wearing a spacesuit, standing on the Moon... Read more
According to family lore, two-year-old Emily Levesque insisted on tagging along when her older brother went outside for a school assignment to watch Halley’s Comet pass near Earth. She grew fussy, as toddlers do, until her parents pointed her toward the night sky. She was mesmerized—and still is.