According to family lore, 2-year-old Emily Levesque insisted on tagging along when her older brother went outside for a school assignment to watch Haley’s Comet pass near earth. She grew fussy, as toddlers do, until her parents pointed her toward the night sky. She was mesmerized.
2011 Honolulu ARCS Scholar Jason Higa received the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa's 2020 Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Recipient of the Ellen M. Koenig Award in Medicine and the Honolulu Chapter's 2011 Scholar of the Year, Jason is an assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy, Biochemistry and... Read more
Sergey Negrashov is an ARCS Scholar at University of Hawaii at Manoa, who graduated in May 2020 with a PhD in Information and Computer Science. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Hawaii, Sergey became aware of the severe shortage of protective masks available to healthcare workers and first responders in... Read more
ARCS Scholar Alumni Dr. Lindsay Young and Dr. Eric VanderWerf first connected over similar areas of research. Now married, the two continue to foster their shared interest through the mission of the Pacific Rim Conservation(PRC), a research-based nonprofit organization that maintains and restores native bird populations and ecosystems... Read more