“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.
For the third year, 3M has shared unique insights from its original research project, the State of Science Index, an independent survey that tracks and explores global attitudes toward science, taking the pulse of how people think and feel about the field and its impact on the world around... Read more
ARCS Foundation celebrates more than $120 million in awards to STEM scholars.
LaGrange, GA. November 10, 2020 – ARCS Foundation, Inc. recently released its fiscal-year 2020 Annual Report— “Defining the Future of Science.” ARCS Foundation Scholar Awards are nationally recognized for their impact contributing to the strength of the STEM pipeline,... Read more
When ARCS Scholar Alumna Jaclyn Cañas-Carrell was working in the lab during her graduate years at Texas Tech University (TTU), she met the future vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion. “He asked me how many Latina toxicologists I thought there were in the nation,” she remembers. “I responded,... Read more
In 2015, Joan Evangelou, charter member of ARCS San Diego Chapter, was gearing up for a courageous fight against stage IV ovarian cancer. She had had surgery and countless rounds of chemotherapy, but after a brief remission, the cancer had grown back.