Abby Niesen’s PhD research at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) focused on improving outcomes for knee replacement surgeries. Her research took her into operating rooms, to patient follow-up exams, and to international conferences to report on her findings.
Knee replacement surgery is not new. The ARCS Alumna from... Read more
New members are essential for the long-term health and success of ARCS Foundation as they bring original ideas and a new perspective. They also ignite new friendships and spur a passion for STEM to support scientific advancement in the United States.
There are chemicals in California’s groundwater, and while cities have systems to treat the water, small rural communities and households using domestic wells must fund their own cleanup. One such chemical is 1,2,3 trichloropropanes (TCP). It is a suspected carcinogen present in hundreds of wells in California. Water... Read more
Patrick Drupp earned his PhD in Geochemical Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His time there served as a catalyst to make climate policy his career. He now works as the Director of Climate Policy and Advocacy for the Sierra Club.
Imaging systems are everywhere, and they're helping create a safer world. ARCS Alumnus Benjamin “Ben” Berman knows that firsthand as he's part of theEmerging Technology Innovation Center at MITRE, a federally funded research and development center. He uses computation imaging to gather images and information to solve problems... Read more
The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers, by Honolulu ARCS Scholar Alum and now University of Washington Professor of Astronomy Emily Levesque. Described as "a love letter to astronomy and an affirmation of the crucial role that humans can and must play in the future of scientific... Read more
Eric Walkingshaw, an ARCS Scholar Alumnus who earned his PhD at Oregon State University, is cautiously excited about Artificial Intelligence (AI) but is very excited about his current role as a compiler engineer at Elemental Cognition.
“[The AI that] people are most excited about right now are... Read more