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Phoenix Board Meeting Highlights via Zoom

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021  Board Meeting Re-cap

We had thirty people join our February Board meeting via Zoom.  It was great to see so many faces with some wearing hats in honor of our February Tea.

After asking the group to please remain on mute unless speaking so we would not hear doorbells ringing and dogs barking, my doorbell rang prompting my dog to start barking!  Don’t you just love Zoom??? 

Our guest speaker was ARCS member, Cindy Sagers, who transferred to our Chapter from ARCS Oregon.  Cindy spoke to us about some of the challenges the research community has faced as a result of the pandemic with keeping people employed and the disruption to research.  Cindy stated that the pandemic has “differentially hit women” with their time split between research and home life.  She mentioned that ASU has a fund available for graduate students and post docs to apply for childcare funds.  Thank you, Cindy, for talking to us about these timely issues.  

Here is what else you may have missed:

  • 2021 ARCS Light is Christy Burton – Thank you, Christy, for all you do for ARCS Phoenix Chapter and ARCS National
  • New Member Applications due February 28, 2021
  • Tentative date for Scholar Awards Dinner – October 15, 2021
  • NAU Field Trip via Zoom – March 8, 2021 Lab tour and talk given by ARCS Lawson Scholar, Heather Mead

Record number of Scholar Awards to be given for 2021-2022  46 Awards!  Thank you to our member donors

Check out the feature about ARCS in the December issue of Trends Magazine by clicking here: Trends December Issue 

Nominating Committee members:  Votes are tallied.  Final Committee to be announced soon

Next Meeting:  March 1, 2021 via Zoom