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 can be a phenomenal tool to stay connected with friends, family, and peers, but have you considered its growing importance to major world problems? ARCS Pittsburgh Scholar Tom Magelinski, PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, has and he hopes to adapt existing tools of network science to gain... Read more
Many ARCS Scholars pursue research that has a far-reaching impact on the daily lives of everyday people. One such scholar is Adam Caccavano. A doctoral candidate at Georgetown University, Caccavano is researching memory dysfunction in neurodegeneration and aging. Specifically, he is investigating a disruption to the hippocampal network in a... Read more
Steven Monfort, ARCS Northern California Chapter Scholar Alum, is the newly named John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Washington, D.C. Long before becoming Director, Dr. Monfort received funding from ARCS Foundation while pursuing a veterinary degree at the University... Read more
ARCS Scholar Alum and 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee Christopher Stubbs has recently been appointed Dean of Science at Harvard University after years of serving on Harvard’s faculty as a professor and chair of the Physics Department.
Dr. Stubbs is an experimental physicist whose research interests lie at the intersection... Read more
ARCS Alumni go on to make outstanding contributions to the advancement of science and to our nation’s competitiveness. As evidence of ARCS Foundation’s impact, alumni develop new therapies, secure patents for important technologies, start innovative companies, become national science leaders, and push discovery forward. In addition to making great contributions... Read more
A lifelong love of science is one of the things driving Sarah Tucker’s vital involvement as a pillar of the next ARCS Foundation generation. As an example, when she ascended to president of the ARCS Illinois chapter, Tucker took a look at membership levels and saw there was work to... Read more