Astronomers are excited about the James Webb Space Telescope. “The Webb in its first five days already made discoveries that people have been waiting three decades for,” says Ori Fox PhD, an Instrument Scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD.
A top-notch gymnast as a young girl, it was the athletic art of pole vaulting that captured Michelle Karabin’s attention as a teenager—and helped her become a sports champion while an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University.
“It was the best feeling ever when you clear the bar, especially during... Read more
In a nail-biting race to the very end, but when the clock struck midnight on June 1, 2022, the annual ARCS Chapter Challenge came to a close with ARCS Phoenix Chapter pulling out the victory and winning top prizes in two separate categories.
The chapter received a $2,500 Scholar... Read more
As a Pilipina-American, ARCS Scholar Erica Principe Cruz knows the joy of celebrating traditional Pilipino culture—and the oppression, microaggressions, slurs, and other forms of cruelty for being “different”—a label dictated by the community around her.
As a teenager, she found happiness in learning traditional Pilipino folk dance. Whenever she was... Read more
When you are working towards your PhD in Zoology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, you don’t need to travel to Belize for the beaches. ARCS Scholar Helen Sung goes to the Central American country for the crocodiles. Her research includes catching crocodiles to gather samples from them... Read more
Staci Amburgey isn't afraid of slithering serpentines— which works to her advantage since the "snake wrangler" must catch her prey in the dead of night, deep in the tropical forests of Guam. Visits to the Pacific Island (a US territory) and ensnaring reptiles are a part of Amburgey’s postdoctoral research on... Read more
As pandemic mask requirements were lifted several months ago, three ARCS Chapter Oregon members invited their first-year scholars to lunch, to finally meet them in person. None of them expected the surprise that came next. The two scholars. both pursuing their PhDs atOregon Health & Science University (OHSU),... Read more