Connecting and Collaborating to Protect Large, Carbon-Storing Trees
David Mildrexler and Logan Berner became friends as ARCS Scholars when they were both working toward doctoral degrees in Oregon State University’s College of Forestry. Now, despite living a thousand miles apart, the two ARCS Alumni have collaborated on research related... Read more
“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
Plant conservation champion Becky Barak tells her story.
Plants have been part of my story for as long as I’ve been a researcher, and I’ve spent the past 12 years (at least!) trying to uncover theirs. I was an ARCS Scholar as a master’s student in Northwestern University’s... Read more
Low-elevation atoll islands are literally ground zero for considering impacts of climate change. So coastal geologist Haunani Kane developed a model to explain 5,000 years of geological processes in the Marshall Islands and assess therisk from future sea level rise to the sprawling Pacific island chain. Kane... Read more
San Diego State University (SDSU) postgraduate Dr. Joi Weeks dreamed of becoming a professor at her alma mater and mentoring young scientists to their fullest potential. But those dreams were cut short three months after she successfully defended her PhD in molecular biology. Joi passed away in September 2020... Read more
A winter hike through the icy Canadian mountains provided Dr. Jesse Salk the clarity he needed to crack the code in catching mutating cancer cells in their earliest stages. According to Salk, those frigid hikes gave him the space and time he needed to ponder ideas and theories.