ARCS Scholar Alexandra (“Alex”) McInturf has shared the same water with many large carnivorous shark species. A PhD candidate in Animal Behavior at University of California Davis, Alex wants to help reverse the cultural image of sharks as “mindless man-eaters” and instead inspire curiosity about their diverse roles in... Read more
ARCS Scholar Alumni Dr. Lindsay Young and Dr. Eric VanderWerf first connected over similar areas of research. Now married, the two continue to foster their shared interest through the mission of the Pacific Rim Conservation(PRC), a research-based nonprofit organization that maintains and restores native bird populations and ecosystems... Read more
Kari Mattison is a PhD candidate inGenetics and Molecular Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where her research involves the discovery of new genes that contribute to or cause epilepsy. After receiving her degree, Kari plans to continue her research, as well as participate in educating the... Read more
Alexa Cunningham, a high school sophomore, is a new member of ARCS, joining her mother Lara Cunningham and grandmother Caron Ogg to create a passionate three-generation trio energizing the Oregon Chapter.
Alexa’s interest was sparked when she accompanied Caron on a three-day trip to shoot the chapter’s video at three... Read more
Illuminate threats. Mobilize teams. Shepherd solutions. Research values such as these drive scholars in the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) to the forefront of discovery. ARCS National Board members learned more about the Institute during the National Board Meeting in January and witnessed firsthand how the convergence... Read more