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Opening Doors to Scientific Achievement

ARCS Foundation embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values critical to scientific excellence and innovation. We believe these core values are crucial to creating a welcoming environment within our organization. We open doors to talented individuals who bring different perspectives to scientific research. ARCS Foundation celebrates and supports the efforts of our partner institutions as they eliminate barriers to academic and scientific achievement.


Another inspiring story from an ARCS Scholar alum! In this short video vignette, Dr. Julia Nussbacher, ARCS Scholar Alumna at UC San Diego School of Medicine (2015-2017) reveals who got her excited about science at an early age and the career path in STEM that followed.

Marti and Frank Panarisi, longtime supporters of ARCS, explain why the Legacy Giving Program is so important for our future.

Dr. Christopher Volpe, ARCS Scholar Alumnus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego (1992-1995), recounts his personal ARCS story in this moving 5-minute video.