ARCS-MWC participated in several ways. One, three members of the chapter were selected to participate in the “Nifty-Fifty X2.” This program was designed to send speakers out to schools to inspire students about STEM and also to relate how they themselves became interested in and involved in STEM activities. The three chapter members were Mary Snitch (nominated again for this honor by Lockheed Martin), Mary Cleave (former astronaut) and Kathie Olsen (former chief scientist for NASA and former Deputy Director of NSF).
ARCS-MWC chapter also signed up to host a booth in which energetic chapter scholars presented hands-on activities to visitors of all ages during the Expo. The ARCS-MWC 2012 committee, chaired by Elizabeth Nesbitt, not only organized the scholars who volunteered to present but committee members also volunteered for 1 or 2 2-hour “shifts” to help the scholars and to field inquiries from the large crowds! Enthusiastic committee members who “manned” the booth included (alphabetically after the listing of the President and the President-Elect): Angie Delaney, Lynn Dillon, Sally Burns, Karen Finkbiner, Terry Holmes, Alice Laning, Karen Meyers, Elizabeth Nesbitt, Toni Schierling, and Imogen Saunders.