LaGrange, Georgia (June 9, 2021) — ARCS® Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of 14 volunteers to receive the ARCS Light Award for their work in promoting science, engineering, and medical research.
The ARCS Light Award is the highest honor for volunteer work within the foundation and represents chapters’... Read more
Studies show that Americans’ trust in science and scientists surged in 2020—a likely consequence of the pivotal role that both played in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if the last twelve months of confusion and conflicting information have taught us anything, it is that the intersection between science and
As my two-year term as President of ARCS Foundation draws to a close, I want to take a moment to share some of my observations from these years and to thank you for the many ways that each of you has contributed to advancing science... Read more
The award is the highest honor for volunteer work given annually to a member from each ARCS Foundation Chapter
Exceptional volunteer service and inspirational leadership skills are just a few of the valuable qualities ARCS Light Award recipients share, along with their determination and commitment to support STEM Scholars and... Read more
Dr. Rhonda Franklin became an electrical engineer by accident—or as she says, “through the process of elimination.” When she was a senior in high school, her physics teacher encouraged her to attend a National Science Foundation summer camp, now called PROMES. The forum immediately sparked her interest in STEM... Read more
Deep below the smooth and polished, ornate stone temples and prehistoric plazas, the elongated “species” slithered through a tiny crevice and navigated its way through an intricate network of tunnels, vents, and drains. It glided along every curve of the crawlspace, snaked its way through horizontal and vertical shafts, and... Read more
LAGRANGE, Georgia, May 11, 2021—Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation recently received a $50,000 Capacity Building Grant from the Burton Family Foundation to support operating costs, allowing the organization to continue its 63-year legacy of support for US scientific advancement and competitiveness.
“How do you cope knowing what’s going on in the environment?” ARCS Scholar Alumna Chelsea Rochman has been asked this question many times during her decade-long career researching plastic pollution. The fact is, she knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in ecology, having witnessed... Read more
Students “fluent” in STEM will drive the future development of sustainable production processes that advance the circular economy. ARCS Foundation member Elli Nesbitt has created a three-minute educational video for Advanced Biofuels USA’s “Just a Minute” series that describes new technologies that convert waste carbon in industrial emissions... Read more