About ARCS Honolulu Chapter

Honolulu Women Leaders on a Mission

Women gathered for holiday teaARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter is an all-volunteer, non-profit orgnization that provides financial support to outstanding University of Hawai‘i students pursuing graduate studies and conducting research in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health.

Our members come from community, business, government and education sectors, united by our keen interest in things scientific and our strong commitment to advancing U.S. leadership in STEM fields … not to mention our delight in good company and fun events.

Join us! Contact Vice President for Membership Patty Lee at 808-261-1361 or arcshonolulu@gmail.com for more information.

Meet some of our exceptional members who have received ARCS Angel and ARCS Light Awards or read about our latest ARCS Scholars.

2019–2020 Board of Directors

Co-Presidents: Sui-Lan Ellsworth (chapter affairs), Cheryl Ernst (national affairs)
Vice President - Membership: Patricia (Patty) Lee
Treasurer: Susan Moore
Recording Secretary: Rosalyn (Roz) Pearson
Corresponding Secretary: Ardine Ingraham
Ways and Means: Diana Wehrly
Scholar/Alumni Relations: Mandy Chen
University Relations: Cheryl Ernst
Immediate Past President: Patricia (Patty) Lee

ARCS Honolulu's East Iceland Connection

George Walker exhibit in IcelandThe ARCS Foundation name can be found in the oldest building in Breiðdalsvík, Iceland—on a koa bowl tucked atop a file cabinet that is part of an exhibit at the Breiðdalssetur Research and Heritage Center. The exhibit recreates the academic office of acclaimed University of Hawai‘i geologist George P. L. Walker, widely considered to be the father of modern volcanology. The bowl names him the Honolulu Chapter’s 1987 Scientist of the Year. The late Dr. Walker's international honors included Iceland’s Order of the Falcon (the equivalent of a knighthood) for revolutionizing understanding of the island’s geology.

Bred in Hawai‘i: The ARCS Anthurium

ARCS AnthuriumThe ARCS anthurium was bred by University of Hawai‘i horticulturalist Haruyuki Kamemoto and named in honor of the ARCS Foundation in recognition of the Honolulu Chapter's support of graduate students in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and other University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa programs.