Octopuses are unusual creatures that can help us learn more about brains in general. They can also help advocate for federal funding of research. ARCS Scholar alum Mea Songo-Casey, who researches the octopus’ visual system, was honored as the winner of the Fund It Forward Student Video Challenge by ... Read more
According to the CDC, diabetic retinopathy is the “leading cause of blindness within working-age adults.” The solution and the focus of this disease is the topic of ARCS Scholar Sarah Vavrek’s research: preclinical biomarker development for diabetic retinopathy.
“It’s already been established that up to 90% of vision... Read more
ARCS Foundation Orange County President and Scholar Alumni Dr. Nan Hultgren has an especially unique connection to ARCS. Beginning as a scholar with a passion for basic research and now Chapter President who wants to continue sharing her passion for ARCS.
She began her journey with the organization as... Read more
ARCS Foundation continually looks to outside sources to understand attitudes toward science. 3M is a company that started as a small-scale mining venture in 1902 in Northern Minnesota and is now a global powerhouse where its products improve the daily lives of people around the... Read more
LaGrange, Georgia (December 13, 2022) – ARCS Foundation recently released its 2022 Annual Report titled, “Reimagining the Future”. Considering the future of scientific discovery, the report highlighted several achievements that empower ARCS to meet its mission to propel scientific innovation in the US. Specifically, they celebrated these milestones in the... Read more
The Washington Post and Abbott Laboratories presented a 90-minute virtual program recently on Diversity in STEM Education. What could be more timely as ARCS takes a hard look at this topic through the lens of the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Standing Committee? Linda Burke, DEI Committee Chair, and other... Read more
ARCS scholar Sarah Neshat experienced her first thrill of science in an after-school program at her Oakland middle school. “I distinctly recall learning about nanotechnology and electric circuits as a 13-year old while soldering things together,” she says.
She credits Techbridge, the nonprofit program that focuses on getting young, underrepresented... Read more