After successfully defending their Ph.D.’s in Biology at Northern Arizona University, Rachel Rubin and Molly Schuman Goodier took the summer off to clear their heads and hiked 260 miles of the Colorado Trail for three weeks with their dog, Juniper.
ARCS Phoenix Scholar Stephen Schaefer, the current second-year Douglas Scholar in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University, had his first first-author publication, "Molecular beam epitaxy and optical properties of InAsSbBi," published in the prestigious Journal of Applied Physics (August 2019, issue 126, page 083101). The paper is part of a... Read more
The Phoenix Chapter of ARCS Foundation, Inc. held their 44th Annual Awards Dinner on April, 26, 2019 at the Camby Hotel. Thirty-seven scholars were honored and each presented with an $8,500.00 award. As is the Chapter's tradition, each scholar gave a poster presentation during the cocktail hour. Dinner... Read more
"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
The Phoenix chapter has a generous donor who has offered to match funds donated to the chapter by December 31, up to $25,500.00! Let's take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to support three scholars!!
Jennapher Lingo VanGilder, an ARCS Foundation Phoenix Scholar, was recently honored for her science advocacy efforts from the Graduate and Professional Student Association at Arizona State University. Inspired by her previous research experiences with animals, Jennapher helped cofound the Research Animal Retirement Foundation (rarfoundation.org), a non-profit organization that aims to raise... Read more
The 2018 ARCS Foundation All Member Conference (AMC), SCIENTIFIC INNOVATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION, was held in Washington DC April 25-28. Eighteen members of the Phoenix Chapter attended. The keynote speaker was Dr. Deborah Wince-Smith, President and CEO of The Council on Competitiveness, a coalition of CEO’s, university presidents, labor... Read more
Our past president Penny Papadopoulos just added another feather to her cap by being selected as the 2018 Phoenix Chapter ARCS Light. Two of Penny’s other ‘feathers’ include a BS degree from Texas Woman’s University and a MSN from the University of Michigan. But Penny will likely tell you her... Read more
Members of the Phoenix ARCS Chapter recently toured the City of Phoenix recycle center. The tour included viewing the dumping, sorting and bundling of all recyclable materials brought to the facility. Our tour guides, Amy Clow and Diana Felix, educated the group on which items the center accepts and more... Read more
Smiling eyes, sparkle, energy, friendly, are words that can easily describe Terry Wilhoit. Terry, a long-time member of Phoenix ARCS since 1998 and the 2015 ARCS Light, is a native Arizonan, born in 1933 at the old St. Joseph’s Hospital located in downtown Phoenix. Her grandfather came to Bisbee in... Read more