Honolulu ARCS Scholar Dr. Anthony Amendhas demonstrated that an easily and inexpensively produced smoothie can reduce damage from ‘Ohia rust in critically endangered native Hawaiian nioi plants. Amend, an associate professor of botany at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, used a blender to make a slurry... Read more
Windward Community College Professor Emerita and Honolulu Chapter Co-President Jacquie Maly has issued a $10,000 matching challenge for the WCC Meals with a Mission drive to provide nourishment to students struggly to get by on scholarships. Jacquie, who also is a generous supporter of ARCS Scholar Awards, notes that the... Read more
We bid a sad farewell to long-time member and past president Sydney Pietsch Kenny, 74, who passed away in June at her Kane‘ohe home surrounded by family. “I joined ARCS because of the people I met; I stay active because of the work we do to support young scientists,” she... Read more
Kudos to the students of the 10-campus University of Hawai‘i System—more than 90% have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with fall semester set to open Aug. 23. More than 88% of students at the flagship UH Manoa campus, ARCS Honolulu Chapter's academic partner, are fully vaccinated and another 6% have received... Read more
2019 ARCS Honolulu Scholar Shayle Matsuda has received a 2021 David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship, one of the nation’s premier postdoctoral programs in conservation science. Awarded by the Society for Conservation Biology and the Cedar Tree Foundation, the Smith Fellowship identifies and supports early-career scientists who will shape the... Read more
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... Read more
Baby squid bred in the research lab of Honolulu Chapter member Dr. Margaret McFall-Ngai are orbiting Earth in the International Space Station as part of research into the effects of long-duration spaceflights on human health. The tiny Euprymna scolopes squid feeds a rare bioluminescent bacterium, Vibrio ischeri, in its light... Read more
The orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly, once thought to be extinct on O‘ahu, may be closer to a comeback thanks to the efforts of 2006 ARCS Scholar Will Haines. The Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources research entomologist successfully reintroduced a population of the once ubiquitous endemic insect that play a... Read more
Congratulations to Honolulu Chapter partner University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, which has been selected to host the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research.
Funded with $210 million over five years, the center will conduct research and disseminate knowledge needed to predict environmental change, conserve... Read more
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Institute for Astronomy student Erica Molnar Bufanda was named Scholar of the Year during an online celebration of ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter’s 2021 ARCS Scholars in May.
Recipient of a George Orton and Mona Marie Elmore ARCS Award, Bufanda was selected by a panel of... Read more