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Benefits of membership
  • Invitations to exclusive field trips, lectures and social events
  • Meeting outstanding students and learning about state-of-the-art scientific advances
  • Associating with vibrant, inquisitive women who support scientific inquiry
  • Knowing you've helped advance scientific, technological, medical and economic development in Hawai‘i and for the world
Member responsibilities
  • Participation in occasional ARCS Honolulu events with guests and prospective members
  • Affordable dues and an annual contribution
  • Optional volunteer service
The Membership Process

New members can be nominated and confirmed at any time of year. For information, contact any ARCS Foundation Honolulu member or inquire with the vice president for membership — Patricia “Patty” Lee, 808-230-0133 or arcshonolulu@gmail.com

You can also download the membership nomination and mail to ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter, P.O. Box 10052, Honolulu, HI 96816.

Scholar Matsuda Wins Prestigious Coral Conservation Fellowship

Shayle Matsuda at ocean overlook“The increasing frequency and severity of global coral bleaching events, the devastation to reef ecosystems and the communities who rely on them led to my dedication to coral reef conservation.”

As a University of Hawai‘i at Manoa doctoral candidate, 2019 Honolulu ARCS Scholar Shayle Matsuda pioneered new molecular techniques to study symbioses between coral, algae and bacteria. He continues that work as part of an international coral reef restoration project under a 2021 David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship—a premier postdoctoral program in conservation science that supports early-career scientists and seeks solutions to the most pressing conservation challenges.

Honolulu Scholar Recognized for Work on Selenium and Psychiatric Disorders

Alexandru Sasuclark headshot“My research, if successful, would add a new diagnostic toolset for medical professionals to assess risk for those already at a high risk for developing neuropsychiatric disorders.”

Honolulu ARCS Scholar Alexandru Sasuclark received Best Poster Presentation at the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s 2021 Annual Biomedical Sciences and Health Disparities Symposium. The George and Virginia Starbuck ARCS Award receipient studies the role of selenium in development of particular neurons in the brain and the perineuronal net structures that surround them. Disruption in their development is characteristic of many neurodevelopmental diseases. A University of Hawai‘i at Manoa PhD candidate in Cell and Molecular Biology, Alexandru aspires to a career in industry pursuing treatments for neurological ailments.

Read about his inspiration or watch his video