Community Partners

ARCS Foundation Honolulu welcomes the support of Hawai‘i corporations, philanthropists and community organizations who share ARCS Foundation’s commitment to advancing the nation's talent pool in science, engineering and health fields.

University of Hawai‘i Foundation

University of Hawaii Foundation torch logoEstablished in 1955 to encourage private support for the University of Hawaiʻi, the University of Hawai‘i’ Foundation is the central fund raising organization for the UH System. It manages several named ARCS Award endowments and the Honolulu Chapter endowed fund.

Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Hawaii Community Foundation logoA century-old philanthropic organization, Hawai‘i Community Foundation manages the funds supporting two endowed ARCS Scholar Awards, the Maybelle F. Roth Award in Conservation Biology and the Ellen M. Koenig Award in Medicine.

Hawai‘i Academy of Science

Hawaii Academy of Science logoRecognizing that an affinity for science must be cultivated early, ARCS Foundation Honolulu has supported the Hawai‘i Academy of Science in its sponsorship of state Science and Engineering Fair competition for secondary school students. The two organizations also cross promote the Honolulu Chapter’s occasional Pau Hana talks and field trips and the academy's Honolulu Science Cafe, a monthly program featuring speakers on a variety of scientific topics.

 

 

Scholar Alum Lectures as Hologram

Christopher Shuler holographic imageHonolulu's 2018 ARCS Scholar of the Year Chris Shuler gave the inaugural 3D hologram lecture on the University of Hawai‘i's HaloCampus, live streaming information about his research on sustainable water resources to American Samoa.

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