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Guest Article: Meet the Minds of the Future at the 2019 ARCS Symposium
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Do you have a curious mind?  Do you like to engage in 1:1 dialogue with brilliant young minds, exploring new ideas and making new discoveries?

If you answered “yes”, then register and come to the 2019 ARCS Symposium on Monday April 29th, featuring the research of 74 scholars in STEM disciplines from six universities:  Stanford, San Francisco State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and UCSF. In addition to featuring our scholars – the “Minds of the Future” – the Northern California Chapter of the ARCS Foundation will honor pioneer in technology and innovation Sanford (“Sandy”) Robertson, with the American Pacesetter Award.

The Symposium will take place from 3:00 to 6:30pm on April 29th at the Jeanne Robertson Auditorium at the Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St, San Francisco. The two-hour poster session will be followed by six oral presentations by scholars, moderated by Dr. Jeremy Reiter, of UCSF and the award presentation to Mr. Robertson.

The President of the Northern California Chapter, Chris Simpson Brent says “In today’s world, the need to support graduate students in STEM has never been greater. More than 97% of current U.S. government funding for STEM research supports scientists at later stages of their careers, when research projects are “de-risked”. The ARCS Foundation invests in young scientists at the seed-stage of their research, taking the risk so that their discoveries may come to fruition and make our world a better place for all.”

Co-Chairs of the Symposium, Susan Pelosi and Jo Whitehouse, add “This is your chance to ‘Meet the Minds of the Future’. We know you will ask them good questions and they will give you good answers!”

The event is free but registration is required.  Please click EVENTS at www.northern-california.arcsfoundation.org.

About ARCS:  ARCS stands for Achievement Rewards for College Scientists.  The ARCS® Foundation is a national nonprofit 501(c)3 organization founded and run entirely by women who provide unrestricted financial awards to fuel innovation by younger scientists in STEM disciplines.  Since 1958, the organization has awarded more than $110 million to >10,300 students. ARCS Scholars have produced thousands of research publications and patents, secured millions in subsequent grant funding, started science-related companies and played a significant role in mentoring young people in the STEM pipeline. Since 1970, the Northern California Chapter (NCC) has awarded more than $20 million to >2500 scholars, in collaboration with six universities: Stanford University, San Francisco State University, University of California at Berkeley, Davis, Santa Cruz and San Francisco (UCSF).