There’s more to lightning than the quick flashes of light we see in the sky, just like there’s more to Mouayid Yessoufou, ARCS Colorado Chapter Scholar, who created a smart software tool to automatically detect special radio waves called spherics.
While studying to receive his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering... Read more
University of Virginia PhD student Gigi Pavur uses hydrological data collected from satellites to evaluate the consequences of natural disasters on Earth -- and hopes to use that information someday to improve outcomes. It was a thrill that the ARCS Scholar Award allowed her the opportunity... Read more
More than half of all cancer drugs and antibiotics originate from a chemical compound discovered in a natural product, according to the National Cancer Institute. Nolan Barrett, an ARCS Atlanta Scholar, knows this. He is a PhD candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology studying Ocean... Read more
Danielle Sawyer’s relationship with cancer started personally as her grandmother and mother were diagnosed with cancer around the same time. But now it’s professional as she is an MD-PhD candidate with the University of Arizona’s Cancer Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Group. She’s researching genetic mutations in a protein responsible for repairing... Read more
Abby Niesen’s PhD research at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) focused on improving outcomes for knee replacement surgeries. Her research took her into operating rooms, to patient follow-up exams, and to international conferences to report on her findings.
Knee replacement surgery is not new. The ARCS Alumna from... Read more
New members are essential for the long-term health and success of ARCS Foundation as they bring original ideas and a new perspective. They also ignite new friendships and spur a passion for STEM to support scientific advancement in the United States.
There are chemicals in California’s groundwater, and while cities have systems to treat the water, small rural communities and households using domestic wells must fund their own cleanup. One such chemical is 1,2,3 trichloropropanes (TCP). It is a suspected carcinogen present in hundreds of wells in California. Water... Read more
Patrick Drupp earned his PhD in Geochemical Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His time there served as a catalyst to make climate policy his career. He now works as the Director of Climate Policy and Advocacy for the Sierra Club.