In a new proactive leadership initiative that other chapters can adopt or adapt, ARCS Metro Washington Chapter (MWC) has been participating in “Women in STEM” events held by its partner universities. The initiative is a “win–win” for the chapter and the university students, increasing awareness and visibility of ARCS in... Read more
When ARCS Foundation announced the 2019 Every Chapter Challenge, Minnesota Chapter President Barb Goergon saw an opportunity. This initiative of National would enable Chapters to increase donor networks and potentially receive the winning cash prize of $2,500 for its scholar fund. For ARCS Minnesota Chapter, this meant a chance to... Read more
Although one of ARCS newest Chapters, ARCS Minnesota has established itself as a leader in carrying out ARCS Foundation’s mission. By creating a strong sense of community, the chapter inspires former scholars to give back to the Foundation that supported them by becoming Chapter members.
"ARCS Foundation has been a wonderful part of my life after retirement" states Kathey Plenge, the Phoenix ARCS Light of 2019. A native of Tennessee, Kathey graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1964 and did her Neurology Residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona... Read more
Sue McGrath, Co-President for the Oregon ARCS Chapter, was awarded the Lifetime Trustee Award by the Oregon State University Foundation. Sue is President of Vision Capital Management, a firm she co-founded with her daughter, Marina Johnson. Using her finance passion, Sue served as an OSU Foundation Trustee from 1997 to... Read more
Jocelyn Todd, an ARCS Foundation Utah Chapter Scholar from 2015-16, is pursuing her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah. In addition to her work analyzing mechanics of cartilage in the hip to shed light on risk factors of osteoarthritis progression, she is an elite runner and has... Read more
Mind over matter—a phrase meant to draw out mental fortitude in a time of physical exhaustion. For University of Pittsburgh ARCS® Scholar Christopher Hughes, this phrase takes on new meaning as he works with a quadriplegic patient to use his brain to move a robotic arm from a few feet... Read more
Social Networks have cemented their place in both modern psyche and society. In order to remain relevant in the rapid cycling of social media trends, it is important to find new ways to engage with ARCS Foundation members, donors, and scholars. ARCS Foundation Metropolitan Washington (ARCS MWC) is an example... Read more