The ARCS® Foundation /Metropolitan Washington Chapter hosted its 47th annual Scholar Awards Reception on the evening of Thursday, October 20, 2016. The reception honored 15 graduate and 2 undergraduate ARCS/MWC Scholars, who are pursuing significant research in science, technology, engineering or medical (STEM) topics. The students are scholars from Georgetown University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia.
ARCS® Foundation is a national nonprofit volunteer women’s organization that promotes American competitiveness by supporting talented U.S. citizens working to complete degrees in science, technology engineering, mathematics (STEM) and health disciplines at 54 of the nation's leading research universities. Since 1958, the organization has awarded more than $87 million to more than 8,900 students. ARCS Scholars have produced thousands of research publications and patents, secured $1.5 billion+ in grant funding, started more than 1,800 science related companies and played a significant role in teaching and mentoring young people in the STEM pipeline. The Scholar Award Reception at the National Academy of Sciences provides a valued venue to meet the leadership teams from ARCS, industry and academic partners, affording the chance to hear about their clear commitments to STEM education.