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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.

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

Scholar Alumna Pays it Forward

Pamela Hallock Muller, headshot“ARCS Honolulu Chapter provided recognition that my efforts and education were a worthwhile investment at a time when others could see little future for me.”

1976 Honolulu ARCS Scholar and Tampa Chapter member Pamela Hallock Muller was named one of 25 Top Women Professors in Florida. The University of South Florida marine scientist overcame gender discrimination and has mentored 60 graduate students, 10 of them from underrepresented minorities.