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.

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.