This year, the ladies of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) invited all scholars from the Los Angeles Founder Chapter to a wonderful lunch at the Los Angeles Country Club. Students and faculty from USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering and Keck School of Medicine, CalTech, Harvey Mudd, Pomona, and UCLA’s Brain Research Institute were all in attendance.
We started off the lunch with an open poster session with presentations from selected scholars. It was incredible walking around and seeing the diverse research topics coming from different universities and labs. Every poster presenter was given unrestricted grants from ARCS, no doubt allowing them to create new knowledge and technology.
During the lunch, we had a fantastic guest speaker – Gwynne Shotwell, the President and Chief Operating Officer at SpaceX, an American space transportation company. Her videos and goals for future space delivery and travel were deeply incredible and inspiring. If I wasn’t in the biomedical space, I would definitely be an astronautical engineer!
Although this was my last lunch with the ladies of ARCS as a scholar, I am hoping to stay involved with the organization as a mentor and donor. I believe in their mission of funding students in STEM, and I aim to do my part in supporting the next generation of scientists and engineers! If you’re interested in applying to become a scholar, be sure to look out for a call for applications around September.
Published on February 19th, 2020
Last updated on February 19th, 2020