Octopuses are unusual creatures that can help us learn more about brains in general. They can also help advocate for federal funding of research. ARCS Scholar alum Mea Songo-Casey, who researches the octopus’ visual system, was honored as the winner of the Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge by ... Read more
The Washington Post and Abbott Laboratories presented a 90-minute virtual program recently on Diversity in STEM Education. What could be more timely as ARCS takes a hard look at this topic through the lens of the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Standing Committee? Linda Burke, DEI Committee Chair, and other... Read more
Astronomers are excited about the James Webb Space Telescope. “The Webb in its first five days already made discoveries that people have been waiting three decades for,” says Ori Fox PhD, an Instrument Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD.
A top-notch gymnast as a young girl, it was the athletic art of pole vaulting that captured Michelle Karabin’s attention as a teenager—and helped her become a sports champion while an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University.
“It was the best feeling ever when you clear the bar, especially during... Read more