35th annual foundation luncheon
The Annual ARCS Foundation Luncheon was held October 17, 2013, offering Seattle Chapter members and their guests the chance to come together to celebrate and support the work of ARCS Fellowship recipients.
ARCS Fellows conduct research that seeks solutions to some of our most critical present-day challenges in areas such as alternative energy, preservation of natural resources, vaccine development, disease prevention and treatment, and global warming. The luncheon features presentations by ARCS Fellows summarizing their research findings and honors the generosity and stewardship of fellowship donors who enable this groundbreaking work.
In addition to celebrating Fellows and donors, a goal of the luncheon program is to inspire attendees to fund ARCS Foundation Fellowships.
Since 1978, The Seattle Chapter of ARCS Foundation has awarded merit-based fellowships to outstanding United States citizens completing Ph.D. degrees in science, technology, engineering, and medical research at the University of Washington and Washington State University. We have contributed over $13 million to talented students pursuing their dreams to solve the scientific challenges facing our world today. These monies have given our state's research institutions a competitive edge in recruiting the nation's finest doctoral candidates to their premier programs.
Research conducted at the University of Washington and Washington State University will continue to have a significant impact locally, nationally and globally. ARCS scholars address compelling research topics in STEM disciplines, teach and mentor undergraduates, and also attract and energize world-class faculty. In today's increasingly competitive global economic climate and the startling evidence that U.S. world leadership in science and engineering is declining makes supporting ARCS Foundation more crucial than ever.
As we celebrate the 2013-14 ARCS Fellows, please consider partnering with us to sustain the vitality of our state's scientific presence by making an investment in the next class of outstanding doctoral candidates who will expand the frontiers of science and technology. The return on your investment has great promise, both in scientific advances and economic development.
President, Seattle Chapter
The Seattle Chapter of ARCS Foundation, Inc. contributes to the advancement of science and technology by funding PhD fellowships for academically outstanding scholars in the fields of science, engineering and medical research at the University of Washington and Washington State University.